Monday, August 18, 2014

Teacher Week: Who am I?

Hello y'all! I decided to link up with the lovely amazing teachers of Blog Hoppin' and celebrate Teachers Week! Today it's all about WHO you are, so join in the fun and share :)

Who Am I?:

I decided to give you a top ten list style :) because I love all things organized and systematic. I'll try to keep it simple and quick, but I'm a newbie so I think it's only fair to share a little more to help you all get to know the face behind the blog :)

#1: My name is Melissa. I'm a 27 year old, passionate, determined and outgoing woman. I was born on Easter, and my parents always told me the Easter Bunny brought me. I am Mexican-American, fluent in Spanish and English, and a sassy mama-jamba. Haha. Not really, it just sounded good right?

#2: I'm a Single and PROUD Mama Bear to a 5-year old boy, Gabriel. He is the sun to my world. I couldn't imagine life without him. He will be starting Kindergarten this year in a Spanish Dual-Immersion program! Eek, can't believe how quickly time has passed.

#3: I'm a West Michigan Native. I was born and raised in a small town about 45 minutes north of Grand Rapids. We live less than 30 minutes away from Lake Michigan! Left Picture: Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Middle Picture: Beaches of Lake Michigan, Right Picture: Detroit Tigers Comerica Park Stadium

#4: My family is my everything! I have one younger sister, and one older brother. I have so many cousins I can't keep track of them all (well, I can but it's way too many to count). LOL. My sister was nominated Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2012, upon her crowning she made me jump out of a plane with her at 10,000 feet in the air (pictured in bottom right)! She's lucky I love her!

#5: I want to travel the word. I love traveling. I studied abroad during college in Mexico and traveled all over the country. I was bit by the travel bug, and haven't stopped since! The picture in the left below is in Mexico, the right picture is in an all boys orphanage in Mexico and the middle photo is on my way to Los Angeles last year!

#6: My best friend is my sidekick. We met Freshman year of college. She is a psychology major, I was an education major. I was her test-student and she was my test-student. How could we not be destined to be best friends? We have seen each other go through many roller-coasters and we are still standing by each others sides!

#7: I'm obsessed and passionate about culture and language! I taught high-school Spanish for 3 years. After being pink-slipped every year due to budget cuts I decided to go back to school and major in Elementary Education so I could teach in a Dual-Immersion program in my hometown. I love sharing my own culture with others!

#8: I've always wanted to be a teacher. When I was little I used to corral all the neighbor kids into my parents basement and give them homework and make them do accelerated reader! Haha. I thought I was the coolest teacher ever... :)

#9: I love design and photography. I have successfully ran my own side business for the past 5 years doing weddings, engagements, families and children. I took classes in my undergrad but realized that my love for teaching would never go away! Now I'm the luckiest gal ever because I get to do both!

#10: I'm obsessed with all things sports, volleyball and softball especially. In high school I played sports year round. My mom is a volleyball coach so I've been on the court since I was old enough to walk. I played everything from basketball, softball, volleyball and tennis. Sports was kinda my thing.

Well that is all folks :) Hope you enjoyed getting to know more about me! I'll see you tomorrow for another session of Teacher Week shares. Adios.

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