Sunday, May 18, 2008

My first blog experience

So this is a totally new experience for me, having my own blog page. But I felt that with upcoming changes in my life, it will be a great way for me to update what is happening. So here I am! I am about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime! Well, for me it is. I have been teaching the past four years, something that has been the most life changing, wonderful, demanding, emotional, crazy, and greatest learning experience that I have had. I have put my heart and soul into my job. I have loved all of my students, and gave everything that I had to help them. And I don't regret one second of it. But I'm feeling a need for a change..I've been in a bit of a rut the last little bit. Don't get me wrong: I love Logan, Utah. It's what I consider my home now, a place that I know and feel comfortable with. So I began thinking about how I could change my life. A new apartment? Change my job? Move? I chose D, all of the above. So then I started thinking about where I wanted to move to. At first I thought Washington, D.C. because my sisters, Tabbi and LIsa, live in that area, and I went for a visit in February and loved every second of it. But then I went to visit Brady and Kristy Anderson for my spring break to Colorado, and absolutely loved it! I felt like it was a place I could see myself living in, a place where I could find a good job, and a place where I think I would be okay living alone. So that's where I'm heading. For some reason, I feel like this has been the biggest decision I have had to make in my life, up to this point. See, I have always been one of those people who has known what they have wanted to do with their lives. In first grade, I was the student of the week, and my mom had written my teacher a letter about me. My teacher read it to the class. And when she said what I wanted to be when I grew up was a teacher, it was destined to be that way. Every day I thought about that goal, and imagined myself being a wonderful teacher! This is cool: Since I'm moving, I've been looking through all my stuff, and I found a book about me that I created in 3rd grade (which so happens to be the grade that I am currently teaching), and I found where I had written that I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up because I wanted to help kids learn and let them share their feelings about school. So I took it to school and shared it with my students. They loved it! Anywho, back to what I was saying. So I knew I wanted to be a teacher, I knew I wanted to go to Utah State because that's where my brother Mick went and I idolized everything he did (Hence the reason why I am a Michael Jordan, Chicago Cubs, sports lover). I went straight to college, straight through the education program, straight to a job, and straight through 4 years of teaching, before I realized that I needed something different. I love my life, I love the choices and decisions I have made that have led me to where I am today, but it's time that Tawna Perkins do something different! So I'm moving without a clue of where I'm going to live, what job I am going to have, no one going with me. How exciting, random, and awesome is that?!


Kelsy and Brad said...

I am very excited to continue reading your blog!!! Yeah! Blogs are so fun!

The Oylers said...

Hey, a new blogger. Just thought I would say hello. I can't believe you are moving to Colorado. That is great. I feel bad you didn't consider Houston, Texas. Haven't you always wanted to be a Texan. By the way, we went to the Astros vs. Cubs game just last night...Guess who won...The Astros. Yeah! Sorry, just had to razzle you about it a little bit. Good luck with everything. We miss you.

-Jake D Oyler

Salmon Tolman Fam said...

Hooray! Good for you! Hello Denver, here she comes!!!