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Driving Stress

I just like taking photos of flowers, maybe I should just save for a dedicated macro lens.

I just like taking photos of flowers, maybe I should just save for a dedicated macro lens.

I realized today where a large portion of stress and concern related to young drivers come from: they are often driving their parents car.

Today while driving my car and still getting used to the clutch (only killed it twice today!) my Mom was rather relaxed about it. Compared to when I was initially learning to drive a few years ago and when my brother learned it was a large departure from her normal teaching-to-drive behavior. Then it dawned on me, any damage I do would only be down to my car.

While the odometer only registers 87k while learning how to use a manual transmission must have put a few more miles of wear then is actually registered. Also I washed it today and noticed the sad fact that many of the dirt spots are not so much spots as features of the paint.

Worse case scenario: a $1000 experiment in learning to drive a clutch.

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Looking up Eiffel.

Looking up Eiffel.

As an alternative to graduate school I have been entertaining the idea of applying for Teach for America instead of or prior to graduate school. I know that at least one of the graduate school I am applying to (University of Washington) allows acceptance to be deferred for two years specifically for Teach for America. 

Since I have been unsure about whether I want to apply or not I signed up for more information from one of the many recruiters going from class to class asking if anyone is interested. Next week I am doing what I think is best for someone unsure about it, I am meeting with a recruiter. He is not actually called a recruiter but in essence that is what he is.

My major concern blocking me from applying is I do not know if I would actually be able to be an effective teacher. I am fairly decent at public speaking, I really do like teaching and I enjoy helping people with their physics and math homework. It is just that the people I am helping want to be in school and want to learn this (for the most part), I really don’t know if I could keep the interest or attention of a high school class.

Hopefully I have a good meeting that lets me decide if I want to apply or not. I mean another application cannot really kill me, right?

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