A Few Facts ABOUT ME :
Hello Everyone, My name is Ashley Phillips. I am from a small town called Sylacauga Alabama. I have two wonderful daughters, Kaylee, whom is 8 and Annah, whom is two. They keep me on my toes most of the time. Sometimes I wonder why God blessed me with two girls, and anybody with girls knows what I am talking about. In all reality, I would not be the person i am today without them. All of my family lives in my hometown of Sylacauga and sometimes its gets frustrating being down here with no HELP with certain things but I always seem to manage.
I recently returned to USA after about seven years. I took off and moved back home and when I came back to Mobile, I went to Bishop for a few years. Last semester i changed my major to Elementary Education. I have been studying nursing and after Annah was born I took a look at what i was doing and decided that this was the right path for me!! I love children!! Now sometimes it can get a little stressful, but it is all worth it in the end. I work at a daycare right now and love seeing the kid's faces when they learn something new, or understand something that they did not understand before. the fact that I helped them achieve that accomplishment is very gratifying to me. I am also very interested in teaching special education. Autistic children would be ideal for me. I am very passionate about being the one person that can teach and touch those children lives.
I have many personal interests which include the beach, and four wheeler riding; I just really enjoy being outside!! I don't know if i will have time to do any of that this semester, but we will see! I am very determined and so ready to begin my career as an educator. I am very involved with my girls, or at least i try to be. My oldest plays softball, and I absolutely love being a softball mom!! I have a motto in life and it is "Live life to the fullest, Love with all your heart, and Laugh as much as possible"!
Randy Pausch - Time Management
Time Management is a major issue with me. I am always stressing about if I have time to get everything done that is required that day. I always catch myself saying," I need more hours in a day". This time management video by Mr. Pausch put a couple of things in perspective for me. For instance, I have always tried to make to do list and things but always end up trashing them because I just didn't follow it. He made some very interesting points about goal setting and to do lists. I took form the video to ask myself why am i making these lists and that having a plan is a good way of organizing time. A good point I will take with me from now on is that; If the plan is broken, not to let it throw me off and keep on with my day. I don't know much about Mr. Randy Pausch, but he seems to be very organized!
Time Management Exercises - Penn State
This exercise was the most helpful to me. After reading all the way through the article I actually did the little exercise at the end, where we fill in the blanks on how much time when spend a day on certain things. WOW, I had almost 70-75 hours of just blank time! It was nice to see that! Now I can start on my time skills. I recommend if your are reading this that you check that little fill in the blank exercise, you will not believe the extra time a week that you actually have!!