Fall is here, and the weather is finally changing! I know we in Texas are ready for some cooler weather. I'm ready for the leaves to turn and for jackets to be worn. I'm ready to decorate with pumpkins and to switch from AC to heat. I'm ready to start celebrating all the family birthdays, too!
The semester continues to fly by for me. I'm taking my last courses as a grad student at UTA. I'm working on my final portfolio. I'm teaching a class at the ELI, and I'm tutoring an ELI student and a UTA nursing student in pronunciation. It seems like I just started this journey to get my master's in TESOL, but in reality, it's been almost two years! And I've learned so much. I'm so glad I chose to go back to school and pursue this career. (Now, we'll see if I change my tune when I graduate and am desperately looking for a job!) But it's been the best choice for me, for sure. Just feeling like I've helped so many students in so many walks of life has given me a great sense of purpose, and the busy pace of it has kept me quite happy.
That said, I DO have a book in progress, but it's barely started, and it came to a grinding halt when the semester started. But when I finish, I'd like to revisit it and see if it's one that would like to get completed or not.
Other than that, I'm a year into allergy shots and still suffering, still on a gazillion medications. Personally, I think the climate changing and the fact that Dallas pollution has reached Grade F levels is what's pushed me into this struggle, but all I can do is give the shots another year and continue to take my old lady regimen of maintenance meds to stay somewhat well!
I'm looking forward to seeing The Martian this weekend, as both Drew and I read the book, and I'm excited to compare the two.
I guess that's it in a nutshell! I hope your Fall is going well and that you have something fun planned for October!