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Hi I am Samantha, I was born three months premature on a Native American reservation in Montana, I am half German & half Native American. I was born not breathing and hence left with a tiny limp in one of my legs but no damage whatsoever to my cognitive faculties. I am so grateful and therefore love to exercise most days! It's been awesome to be part of Sparkpeople for almost 3 years now.

I am just about to turn 30 years old and an Erzieherin (or qualified Kindergarten teacher) ...
Hi I am Samantha, I was born three months premature on a Native American reservation in Montana, I am half German & half Native American. I was born not breathing and hence left with a tiny limp in one of my legs but no damage whatsoever to my cognitive faculties. I am so grateful and therefore love to exercise most days! It's been awesome to be part of Sparkpeople for almost 3 years now.

I am just about to turn 30 years old and an Erzieherin (or qualified Kindergarten teacher) in Essen Germany. This job literally has me on my feet all day and is full of all the challenges one can imagine working with children/families in an extremely bureaucratic/work obsessed society :) My work keeps me alert and Sparkpeople keeps me accountable!
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Member Since: 8/10/2010

SparkPoints: 26,275

Fitness Minutes: 73,723

My Goals:
I'd like to lose another 40 pounds in 2012-13




My Program:
Trying to figure that out while I re-adjust to German life...



Personal Information:
I am fanatical about travel! :P I grew up working class and always wanted to travel so I work hard and save to be able to backpack in different countries. So far I have been to:

Armenia
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
Colombia
Ecuador
England
Fiji
France
Germany
Holland
Hungary
India
Japan
Morocco
Panama
Poland
Russia
Slovakia
Switzerland
Spain
Turkey
Ukraine
United States


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I just finished my MA of Secondary Special Education in May 2011 which allowed me to move to Australia for two years. One day when all my student loan debt is paid off (har har!) I'd like to get another MA in Bilingual Education focusing on Spanish & German.

I am a dedicated, but novice teacher you can read about that here:

FAVOURITE THINGS:

Music: Silverchair, System of a Down (+Serj solo,) Rammstein, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, birds of Tokyo, Darren Hayes, Incubus, Gwen Stefani, Pharell, and so many more...

Holiday: Holloween!

Season: Fall (that's why I love being an October birthday too!)

TV: Mad Men, Sopranos, Simpsons...vintage tv...

My two favourite film genres are horror and religious---seriously!



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KNYAGENYA
8/15/2013 9:00:40 AM

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8/8/2013 1:01:22 AM

Any news regarding the visas?



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KCLARK89
8/3/2013 11:40:44 AM

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

I emailed the principal and declined the teaching position. Yes, it is in my field, but at this point in my life (I'll be 24 on Sunday), I love the flexibility in my schedule that working at VS gives me.

I have more room for advancement there than I would teaching; I'm full-time there now, and I achieved that in less than 6 months with the company. There are brand/category managers, assistant store managers, store managers, corporate jobs, etc that are always possibilities if I stick with it.

My former and current store manager are both in their 40's and still love what they do there :)

I read your most recent blog, and I can't even imagine the stress you're under right now!! I hope it all turns out well for you, and I pray that it all gets sorted soon!



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Whatever it is you set out to do, whatever goal you seek to achieve, push yourself to do just a little bit more. just one degree more. And more often than not, that 'one-degree-more' attitude will mean huge successes in your life.

~Prakah Iyer

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