Saturday, January 23, 2010

I can't get it out of my head.

The question that was posed to us English 251 students is one that I cannot seem to stop pondering. "Why do we read?" the movie clip said that we read to know we are not alone. I think that this is a perfect answer to that question! I was reading one of my favorites the other day (I won't say which, because that would completely give away my situation! haha) but the main character is going through the exact same predicament as me! down to a t. As I was reading, it dawned on me how similar the two of us are, and I had to laugh. I know I am not alone in my problem, because at least one other person is going through it, even though she is not real. We read to know we are not alone. This phrase rings very deep in my heart. I know that I read to escape my life, and immerse myself in someone else's life. I read to know that I am not alone in this world. I read to know that I am not the only one with issues, or thoughts, or passions. I read to know that someone else in this huge world feels the way I do. The satisfaction that comes with that knowledge is priceless, and it comes with every book that I open. I love reading with a passion that some might call unhealthy, but it has a purpose to me. When i read, I feel that the characters understand me, and I understand them. I know that my crazy reading addiction has a purpose. I know that I read to know that I am not alone.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

here we go......

My first time blogging ever. Man, I am behind. This is going to be a blog to help me organize thoughts and ideas, and create new thoughts and ideas. I am an English Teacher in the making, and it is an adventure. I am excited to create this, so that I can share my thoughts, ideas, and crazy mind with others. English is a passion of mine, and I am very excited to be learning how to teach my passion to others. Some stuff about me, I am from Dallas TX, and yes, I drive a truck, have an accent, and listen to country. I have 3 sisters, of whom I am the oldest. I read books religiously. My favorite is Jane Eyre. I love my roommates more than most people can imagine. I hate dresses, I believe they were put on Earth to make me miserable. My spelling is worse than my 7 year old sister's. I am about as technologically savvy as my Grandma. My coordination is sorely lacking, and it is a habit of mine to fall down. I generally fall about 3 times a day. That is about all I consist of. I can't wait to get started on this new adventure. :)