I am finally DONE with college! It's over. Finished. Never to be revisited (except... graduate school... but let's not talk about that yet!). The blog will return to normal now since I no longer have to use it for the social media class that I was taking. Sorry if y'all started to get annoyed with my CDES219 posts... They were a requirement, and I had to do them! Now that life is settling down, I hope I'll be found around here more often. Everything has just been so crazy. This blog has definitely taken a back burner for the past couple of years since I committed full time to school. It's a shame, but that's life sometimes! Priorities... amiright?
We are MOVING! Well not yet... but soon... we think. Check out my YouTube channel to hear all about it. The short summary: Noah is getting out of ATC and cross training into a new career field. It's scary and exciting all at the same time. He's still in the "hurry up and wait" stage of the process, but he hopes to be picking a new job and heading to tech school by the end of the year. We should be moving to our next station in early 2017!
Ashton is 5 months old! Guys, when was the last time I talked about my son? Right after I gave birth in December? Time flies! I look at him every single day and wonder how he already got so big. My heart hurts so much when I think about how hard the last few months have been juggling school and new mom life... I feel like I haven't been 100% present in the moment, and I missed him being a baby. He's babbling, laughing, rolling over, eating solid foods, crying when we take things away from him, yadda yadda yadda... It's crazy!
We bought a minivan! We went full mom-mobile. We only have one kid, so why the minivan? Because it's soooooo practical! Up until a few days ago my husband and were both driving '04's with 100K+ miles on them so we were in the market for a new vehicle anyway. We debated what we wanted to get.... SUV? Truck? Minivan? The van won out in the end because we know that more kids are going to come along and why keep buying cars that we know won't work long-term? So... yeah... I'm a 22 year old minivan owner, and proud of it!
Be sure to follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my YouTube channel y'all! I update there slightly more frequently. And as I mention on my channel, All Things Life & Air Force Wife won't be going anywhere, but those are just other ways for me to update faster and with much less physical exertion (I'm tired a tired mama!).
Social media has paved the way for modern day learning, especially online learning. It wasn't until social media websites became the norm that colleges (and even some high schools!), got on board and offered online courses as a way for people to advance their education. I am one of the people that has benefited greatly from this technological advancement. When my husband joined the military I knew that I didn't want it to affect my education. So instead of just giving up or putting school off for a few years, I looked into online programs and set my mind towards the ultimate goal of graduating college.
I do think that there is some downsides to social media as it relates to learning. For one, it's definitely a distraction at times. I already struggle with procrastination and social media contributes to that. It's so easy to mindlessly scroll through Facebook when I should be focusing on the next paper that's due. Sometimes when I am trying to watch a lecture, I'll be distracted by my Instagram notifications instead. Face to face learning doesn't allow for social media use beyond what's needed specifically for the class, and there is something to be said for that.
My sincerest apologies! I just found out that I was unsubscribed from Disqus comment notifications, and I'll be honest and say that I don't know how long that has been the case. I recently found comments that I had no clue about from 10 months ago +! The error has been fixed and I'll be sure to be replying from now on. Again, I'm so sorry y'all!