Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blog Post #1

Alabama Football

A Bit About Me

My name is Ashley Brooke Earnest, I was born in Montgomery, AL on August 22, 1991 and lived in Greenville, AL for the first 9 years of my life. Then I moved to Gulf Shores, AL with my family where I graduated high school, and currently I live in Mobile, AL to attend South Alabama. I have one of the greatest, most loving families that includes my dad, Philip, my mom, Donna, and my little sister, Taylor. I don't know what I would do without them! My family is obsessed with Alabama football and country music. ROLL TIDE! When it is not football season I also enjoy boating, fishing, going to the beach and pool, working out, and hanging out with my friends.
I chose to attend South Alabama because it was close to home yet just far enough away to be on my own. Also, South Alabama has a great Elementary Education Program which is my major of course. I was inspired to choose Elementary Education as my major because of my Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Whittle, and my 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Danford. That may sound silly but they were the most loving and caring teachers I have ever had. I hope that one day I can impact someone's life the way they did mine.
As for my passions, well I'm passionate about animals. All animals, they just have a special place in my heart(except for lizards and frogs). On a totally different hand, I am a great cook and baker. I love to make a mess in the kitchen. Also, I love Spanish and have taken a few classes on it. I am very interested in getting a Alternative Masters in ESL, but first I have to find the patience to learn it like I should.

Time Management

I learned a few things from Randy Pausch lecture on Time Management. First, Americans are very good at dealing with money but not so good in dealing with their time; however, time and money go hand in hand. Second, I learned you should ask yourself "Why am I doing this," "What is the goal," and "What will happen if I don't do it?" Third, "it is better to do the right things adequately than the wrong things beautifully," says Mr. Pausch. Also he says that "good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement." This means you learn from your mistakes.


  1. No lizards and frogs? What about snakes? Or pet rats?

    You will watch Randy Pausch's Last Lecture later in the semester.

  2. Ashley,
    My friend Danielle and her whole family loves Alabama Football and country music as well. I wonder if the two always go hand in hand. I myself have never gotten into the whole college football obsession, but my family growing up never did either. My husband is into professional football. His team is the Philadelphia Eagles. One of the promises I had to make prior to marriage was to allow him to watch his Eagle's game the few times it is actually on t.v on a station we get. Luckily for me, that doesn't happen too often.
    Reading your post made me chuckle to myself because I realize that we are in two completely different worlds. When I took this class in 2006 I was where you were--focused on school and the world of teaching. I realized after reading your post that I didn't talk about my desire to teach at all. I do have a desire to one day return to the teaching field, but my focus right now is being a good mom and wife. I'm taking this course because I want to learn, but mostly because I don't want to lose my certification. Good luck in the next few weeks! I know I am having a hard time balancing everything.
    See you in class Thursday! I'll have to introduce myself since I'm taking up space on your blog for the C4C assignment.
    Brittany DeFalco