"Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Every, every minute?"
-- Thornton Wilder, Our Town

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Blog Assignment 1

     Hi everyone! The whole blogging world is new to me, so stick with me, I’m trying! My name is Emily Pilotte and I am a sophomore at the University of South Alabama. I am a secondary education, English/language arts major and I love it! I've also been throwing around the idea of minoring in history. I came to South because of my scholarship and to pursue a degree in physical therapy. I quickly decided my heart was just not in it. I am also a diamond girl at South for our baseball team. I love baseball and meeting new people, and this allows me to enjoy both!

     I am from Andalusia, Alabama, a small town about 2 hours from Mobile. I graduated with 76 other people from Straughn High School. I miss small town life very much! I miss knowing almost every face I see at the Wal-Mart and I miss my family and my friends. However, I know that this experience is totally and completely worth some of the sacrifices. My mom and dad mean the world to me, as do my friends. They definitely keep me laughing.

     I teach Sunday school, 9th-12th grade, at Harmony Baptist Church in Andalusia. I know that God put that in my life to prove that I am suppose to teach. I love that I get to talk to them about God’s word and His love. I love when I see that light go on and they understand what I’m trying to say. I also love to read and I want others to love to read as well. My grandmother always encouraged me to learn and to read more and because of her, I want to open up that whole other world for people. My goal as a teacher is to be fun and interesting. I want kids to want to learn. I want them to be excited about reading and realize how valuable being a good reader can be in life! With the age of technology, my goal is harder to achieve, but I refuse to give up!

     A few bonuses that I’ll throw in that no one probably cares about…I already said I like to read. My favorite books would probably be The Importance of Being Earnest, Our Town (yes I know those are plays), Looking for Alaska, and An Abundance of Katherines, among others. I love almost all kinds of music. I love Red Sox baseball and Alabama football. I think Taylor Swift writes songs that apply to my life, I own way to much nail polish, and I like to collect classic books. The other stuff might bore you so I’ll stop there…hope you enjoy my blog!

One last thought I'll add, one of my favorite quotes...
     "To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it's best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." --E.E. Cummings


  1. Hi Emily! I have read your blog post #1 and I can tell that we have a lot in common! I am also a secondary education major and am planning to teach English. And I also love baseball. I actually played softball here two years ago, but now I am just working as a student. I am from Jackson Alabama, but I actually have been through Adalusia a few times. It seems like a great town! Good luck in class!

  2. Oh my goodness - a Red Sox fan. I lived in Boston for 17 years and my kids were always at Fenway Park. And David Stapleton built the house we live in in TimberCreek.