07 January 2008

Teach For America Update

Well, I heard from Teach For America today. They have not accepted me for the 2008 corps. I must admit that it is disappointing. Teaching is going well for me this year and I was very hopeful that TFA would take me. It would be the most direct and inexpensive way to certification while allowing me to earn income and gain experience at the same time.

Some of you know that I have been wrestling with whether I should try to go into grad school or teach. There is still one more possibility for teaching--a full-time position with Perspectives. I am not terribly optimistic about this, and honestly, it is almost a relief. What I want so much is to be back in the academy. I miss research, reading, discussion, writing. What does the future hold? I have no idea, but I am hopeful. I am also grateful that one door is closed.

Pray for me when you think of it and I'll keep you updated as things unfold.

05 January 2008

Beauty in all shapes and sizes

I abhor reality tv. It is the opposite of real; engineered artificiality masquerading as reality is worse then just admitting that you made it all up. However, I am in love with a new show on Lifetime. How to Look Good Naked has a wonderful aim: help women to see themselves as they truly are and get out of the negative tailspin that a lifetime of dieting and obsession has brought on. I don't necessarily agree with everything they say, but I do think that this is something that would benefit any woman, no matter what their size. Some of us have been dealing with this for our entire post-puberty lives, and some (like my beloved sister Amy) have only had to really deal with it post-child birth. Either way, let me know what you think.