Katie Marshall's Blog (10)

What I've Been Up To

Here I am back on the blog front. My life has been a whirlwind the past year. I'm still in Forks...well, that is a long story. For awhile I was a part time music instructor at Forks High School, until my grandmother fell ill. My mom and I dropped everything and went to help take care of her. She lives in Oregon, so I basically quit my job. My grandmother is better now, so I'm back, but the recovery took awhile. I'll go into details in a later…

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Added by Katie Marshall on April 11, 2017 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

Storytime: My Most Embarrassing Moment

From age 7-13, I would go to summer camp for 4 weeks at Camp Namanu, in Oregon. It was something I looked forward to every year and was a chance to reunite with friends I had since year one. The camp had a lot to offer. We went canoeing, hiking, fishing, zip lining and we would do crafts and gather around the campfire nightly and listen to stories. 

During my last summer there, there was a dance near the end of the…

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Added by Katie Marshall on April 27, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Perfect Future

Recently, I had a visitor who surprised me at work. He is the man I called mine for several years and then we went our separate ways. He moved to the city, taking a job in a lab. With his smarts, it didn't surprise me. I stayed behind of course, because we decided to see other people. I'm sure he had his share of dates and girlfriends since. I have gone on a few myself, but I have not found anyone that compares to him. And then he showed up at my work. Somehow, I always new that Eric and I…

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Added by Katie Marshall on April 20, 2016 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

Summer Break is Over

I had a rocking summer! I did go down to California as planned and just relaxed. It's nice having "me" time and the drive was lovely. Now it is back to reality.

School started. I was extremely nervous but the first week just passed. All of my nerves flew out the window as I got to know my students. I am teaching Music Appreciation and choir. I was nervous about not having enough students interested in choir to join, but I was wrong. Many people joined on the first day. Even…

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Added by Katie Marshall on September 1, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

My Plans

On August 16th, I am going on a solo road trip. I plan on driving down the coast for 6 days. Originally, I wanted to make it down to San Diego, but I think I am just going to go as far south as San Francisco. I have never been there and have always wanted to go. Here are my plans so far for my "me-cation".

Day 1

Leave at 6am and head down 101. I will be stopping in Tillamook, OR for lunch with my cousin, who lives there. We will visit for a couple of hours as well,…

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Added by Katie Marshall on July 31, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

What We Had

I still think about him often. I'm moving on with my life, but still, I think about him and what could have been. I see many of my friends and other people my age settling down, some even starting their own families. I'm waiting for when it is my turn. Eric and I had it all. We even talked about the future. But, as people often do, we drifted apart. It was not by my choice though. It's easy for me to blame him, but I have come to realize that it happens. I'm…

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Added by Katie Marshall on July 27, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

The Nerves Set In

Well, it is starting to hit me. It is the fear of failure. I guess it comes with any change in life. I am talking about my job as a teacher at Forks High. What if I am not good enough? What if I do something to muck it up? I really hate these feelings because they detract from my excitement. I have heard teaching is not the easiest job in the world. I cannot afford to mess up this opportunity. As my first day creeps closer, I am getting more nervous. Granted, I still have about 6 weeks. I…

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Added by Katie Marshall on July 13, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments

Love

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around." - Bob Marley

This happened to me, or at least I thought it did. Eric turned my world around the moment I met him. We were inseparable from day one and did everything together. He was my inspiration in so many ways. We talked about the future often and had high hopes. But, fate decided it wasn't meant to be. He broke up with me. Well, he stated we…

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Added by Katie Marshall on July 10, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

Clan Marshall

So, my dad's birthday is next month. I wanted to get him something special. He has always been a proud man, mainly about his roots. You see, he's 1st generation American and was born after my grandparents came over from Scotland. They came over because my grandfather was involved in the trade industry and his work brought them to Washington, but they never lost sight of their roots and traditions. People say I get my pride from him.

I was psyched to find this, so I had to order it. It…

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Added by Katie Marshall on July 7, 2014 at 7:15pm — No Comments

My Life Is Beginning

"Oh you'll never make a career out of music," they said. Yeah, that's what my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents have said. My parents continued to encourage me. Well, I can finally say I am getting somewhere. No more waiting tables for me! In late August, I start my new job at Forks High, teaching kids all about music appreciation and I even get to direct the glee club. My excitement cannot be contained. It's great to work at my Alma Mater, as I know many of the teachers there. For…

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Added by Katie Marshall on July 7, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

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