Dec 13 2017

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Being an education majors sounds easy right? You just have to learn how to deal with kids and teach them stuff out of a book. Well Liz’s story this semester might change your mind.

fullsizeoutput_7Elizabeth Bohlmann (Liz) is a Senior Education Major at Morningside college and had some things to say about the reputation that people have been giving education majors on social media.

“It pisses me off” she says as I asked her how it makes her feel. “They don’t understand how much time it takes.”

Elizabeth is taking classes this semester that are usually set apart for students, and for good reason. The lesson planning and practicum hours pile on each other and make for a busy schedule. Not to mention the two other classes she is taking, the part-time job she has, and a social life to try and keep up with.

Being this far in the education department has taking a little toll on her life. She feels and notices that her life is very different than just a year or two ago. Liz says “My social life on the weekends is almost nonexistent, I have lost a ton of sleep, my mind is always on school, and I always found myself putting school first and it makes me feel guilty.”

Guilty as in not being able to spend a whole lot of time with friends or her boyfriend. Most of the time it is to work on homework.

Liz also participated in track and dance and was highly decorated in both. But this year she decided to make a life change and not participate in those activities so she can just focus on school and graduating. When asked how she felt about it she surprising responded “I love it. After experiencing this semester, I don’t miss it. I didn’t want to put a lot of pressure on myself.

Being hard on herself, perfectionist, and meticulous are good words to describe her personality because she finds herself afraid of failure. Which could be a tool to help you push yourself to be great but it will not help with dealing with not doing the best you can. This creates a lot of pressure on herself and is something that she wants to get better at.

When I asked Elizabeth about what other people are saying about education majors she responded “Every major is difficult in their own way and the stress a little bit different.”

So next time you think about putting someone else down because you are having a tough time, just remember that everyone is more than likely going through something or has something they are struggling with so just worry about you and maybe lend a hand.

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