Sunday, August 28, 2011

Blog Post #1

My name is Audrey Hope Carrio. I was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama and my parents still live in the same house I grew up in actually. I am a 5th year senior at South Alabama. I started my college career at the University of Montevallo in Northern Alabama, where I played tennis and was a tour guide for the school. I moved back to home after my freshman year and transferred to Faulkner State Community College where I also played on the tennis team. After my sophomore year I transferred to South and have been here ever since. As you may have noticed by now I really enjoy playing tennis, it is one of my favorite hobbies even though I don’t get to play as much as I would like to. I work at a resale boutique called Rave Reviews, I have only been there a short while but I love my job! In the future I hope to actually open up a boutique of my own, once I retire from teaching.
Why did I choose education? As I said earlier, I am a 5th year senior so I have been in college for quite some time now. I have never been one of those people who just absolutely knew what they were going to do. I am quite the opposite actually; I have never had any clue what I wanted to do. Originally, I thought I wanted to be a nurse so I applied and got into USA’s nursing program. I quickly figured out that nursing was not for me, I have a weak stomach and could not handle the gore that came with being an RN. After nursing school I really had no idea what to do. Only recently did I decide to switch to education. I love science and I have been a student for the majority of my life so education just seemed like a natural fit. The benefits and ideal schedule are a plus as well. I am going for secondary science and hope to teach biology to juniors and seniors. Being a college tennis player I also feel like I would be a great person to coach the tennis teams in the spring. I am very excited about my new education path and could not be more excited to get the semester started!


  1. Audrey..

    That is so cool because I was kind of in the same situation. My major at first was nursing also. I changed it because my heart was never there from the beginning, and I was only trying to pursue the nursing degree for the income. However, education was where my heart was all along.
    It was great reading your first post. Good luck in the class!

  2. Audrey,

    It's completely normal to not know what you want to do with your life, so no need to feel bad! Barely anyone is on a four year plan these days anyways! :)

    You mentioned tennis. Do you play for South?

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with this semester. Good luck!

    - Allie

    P.S. The layout of your blog isn't quite right. East assignment, although they contain multiple parts, are supposed to be one post. For example, this should be titled "Blog Post #1" and have two subtopics - your about me and the commentary on Randy Pausch. It's an easy fix, but you definitely need to do it in order to keep on the right track!