Sunday, January 29, 2012

Blog Post 1

This is the story of a girl...

Hi! My name is Heather Elise Rigby Sims. I am a Junior here at USA. I am majoring in elementary education. I have an Associates in Science from Faulkner State Community College. I am currently working towards my bachelors and eventually my masters! I love working with children. My goal going into elementary education is to inspire at least one child to excel for themselves.

On October 15, 2011 I married my boyfriend of 5 years. We now live in Rabun, a small community on the outskirts of Bay Minette. I am twenty one years young and I enjoy being outdoors. I have three spoiled rotten dogs. Two are Rat Terrier's named Lucy and Sugar Baby. Lucy is a stray that wondered up pregnant and stole our hearts. We are expecting puppies from Lucy in late February. Our other pup we have is a Black and Tan named Allie Bama that we take coon hunting. I also have a turtle named George who loves to lounge on his rock in the sun. Well, if you have any questions feel free to ask!

Randy Pausch on Time Management

Randy Pausch  highlights the procrastination of Americans in his video Randy Pausch on Time Management . I found this video to be both educational and eye opening. Educational in the sense of bringing to the surface how to manage time efficiently. He made the statement "If you have to eat three frogs, don't eat the small one first." I find this statement to be amazingly true. Not saying that I have ever had to eat three frogs but, I have had three "to do's" that were in need of being done at the same time on numerous occasions. I have learned through my experience in tackling my to do's that doing the roughest, toughest one first seems more rewarding. Also, you do not dread the end of your to do list as much when you start crossing them off. 

I found Mr. Pausch's video eye opening because he nailed the procrastination of Americans , and myself, to the tee. I have found myself asking questions such as " Why should I do this?" and " What happens if I choose not to do it?". There has always been the saying " Why do something today that you can put off until tomorrow?" as a child I loved this saying. My mama would say "Heather, do the laundry." and I would chuckle and wait until the next day. I would think to myself  " Ha! That laundry will be there tomorrow."  Looking back I realize I made it harder for myself. Sure, I was able to talk to my friends on three way but, the next day that  laundry would still be there except the pile had become larger. Now as an adult I realize that and I also realize putting things off isn't such a great idea. 

I really enjoyed watching Pausch's video. Starting a new semester here at U.S.A this video gives me an extra little push to stay motivated, manage my time wisely, and to not be a procrastinator. "Why put off something that can be done today?" is going to be my new motto for this class and my life. Why? Because that laundry is not going to wash its self.