Embracing Adventure “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~~Hellen Keller

Category Archives: A Lifetime Of Learning

Since I have quite a bit of learning going on between grad school, Coursera classes, learning languages, learning to play guitar, and have the ambition to learn more things as life goes on, this will be the category for those things.

Taking Foundations Courses to Continue With Graduate Ones

As I’ve mentioned before, because I didn’t have a previous major or minor in psychology as an undergrad, I had to take “foundations courses” before I could take more than three graduate level courses. The requirement was for 12 credits (four classes) in psychology, education, or related subjects. Since the Read more →

10 Tips from a Former Caregiver for Parents With Children in Daycare

During my year working in a child development center (daycare), I started compiling a list of tips for parents including, among other things, bringing weather appropriate clothing. I held off on posting it while I worked there since I wasn’t sure how it would go over. Well, today I was Read more →

Some French Terms and Phrases

When we first went to France, I thought I didn’t know any French aside from oui (yes) and Parlez-vous anglais? (Do you speak English?), the latter of which my husband had taught me. As we went through Strasbourg, I realized I had heard a few other things before such as Read more →

My First Hybrid (Online & Onsite) Class

Most of the classes for the master’s degree I’m pursuing in counseling psychology are distance education, but some of them are required to be taken as hybrid classes. In these classes, most of the class takes place online, but there are three weekends where we meet onsite from 9am to 4pm Read more →

My First Semester of Grad School & First Distance Education Classes

My first semester of grad school at Bowie State University/UMUC-Europe was in the fall of 2012, and I enrolled in the first session for Appraisal, Assessment, and Evaluation (AAE) and Introduction to Research, both distance education classes. Although I recall having a hybrid class that had both onsite and online Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: German Versions of Disney Songs

Last time I showed you some German versions of English songs ending with Phil Collins’ German version of “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan. Today I wanted to show you some more German versions of songs from Disney movies. As before, just a reminder these versions are not exact Read more →

Learning from Music Videos: English Songs in German

Last time I shared German songs, they were songs by Die Toten Hosen with English translations in the subtitles. Today I thought I would share some englische lieder auf Deutsch (English songs in German). If you care to look up some songs yourself, you may have better luck using “auf Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: German Songs With English Subtitles (Die Toten Hosen)

One way I like to learn German is by listening to German music with English subtitles. Die Toten Hosen were one of the first German bands I listened to and are still the ones I listen to most often, so I’ll show you some of their songs first. (Their name Read more →

Applying & Getting Admitted to UMUC-Europe/Bowie State University’s Counseling Psychology Program

Last time I talked about grad school, I did a three-part series on places I looked for loans, scholarships, and writing contests. Now, I’ll tell you about actually applying to and and getting admitted to University of Maryland University College-Europe/Bowie State University. When I was first asking questions about UMUC-Europe, I Read more →

5 on Friday Link Up: 5 Tips & Tricks for Daily Life in Germany or the US

I was already planning to write this post and realized there were exactly five things, which makes it perfect for The Good Life‘s 5 on Friday Link Up. While living in Germany, there have been a few things I have needed to find a workaround for. I’ll tell you a Read more →

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