22 February 2011


I'm in need of some genuine advice.  What do you do when your library does not have a very good selection of books and you're too poor to buy new ones?  I need something to read.

Maybe I just need to spend a day scouring the counties around mine for a better library.
Alright, I got some fabulous advice from my wonderful aunt and am feeling much better about the situation.  It's time to go to the library again soon!  I will have to make a day of it.

As a GED instructor, it is frustrating to have students register for the class and then never come back.  It seems that once a person realizes how much work they have to put into getting their GED, it scares them away.  Cale and I talk around and around this problem at work and we never come up with any good solutions.  It is a discouraging issue to be confronted with.  So, while this problem is on my mind, here is my happiness tip:

Happiness tip: learn something new.  Enjoy learning and relish the fact that your brain can soak up so many amazing things!  I don't care what you learn or how you learn it, just learn something brand new that you never imagined knowing before.

Today, I learned...actually, I can't think of anything I've learned today!  I guess my goal now for the evening is to learn something and get back to you all with what it is.


  1. As far as the GED students...It's SO hard to look ahead. Thinking about how long it's going to take and all the work IS more than a little overwhelming. Try to tell them NOT to look more than a day or two ahead. Do this piece of work, then that assignment, then that reading and so on. Remembering back to working on my teaching certificate was sort of like that. Telling myself that I would be done in 4 and a half years was not helping me feel better. I could at least look at it one or two classes at a time. I would think that kids who are drop outs from high school might have a harder time seeing the big picture, too. Yeah, it's going to be a big job to get that degree, but you can do it and I'm (you!) here to help you.

    Good luck. I understand.

  2. Does your library do interlibrary loans?

  3. Thank you for visiting Middle Passages! Hope you learn something fun, as well as new!

  4. Sophia, yup, they sure do! I didn't know about that, but my aunt filled me in on how it works. Pretty sweet. Thanks!

  5. I can't always get new releases on interlibrary loan but I can get a lot! That and sometimes they sell older books for like a penny on Amazon and you have to pay 3.99 shipping - so it's only about 4 dollars, if it's a book you really want!