Sunday, January 23, 2011
Blog Assignment 1
My full name is Ashley Nicole Cousins. I was born in Metarie, La on October 9, 1987. I only lived there until I turned two years old, then I moved to Mobile, Al with my mom. My mom and I moved around a couple of times until she met my future step-dad whom I call "dad". They got married on May 1, 1992. We then moved to a house in Semmes, Al where my parents still live to this day. About a year and a half later my mom had my sister and that was the completion to our family of four.
I decided to come to the University of South Alabama because it was close to home and my dad is an employee at the university. I was a cheerleader my first three years that I attended, but it became very hard to manage school, working, and cheerleading. I then became the assistant cheerleading coach. I absolutely loved that experience, but unfortunately it didn't pay the bills. I am currently working at company called Strachan Services where I am the outside sales person. It is allowing me to get get some valuable experience and also make some important contacts.
My reason for taking EDM310 is because someday I would love to be a teacher. I am studying to teach Physical Education. I love kids and think that being active is very important for our youth's health not only now, but also in the future. They need to create good habits while they are young to help insure a healthy adulthood. I know I am going to love teaching, but my true passion is coaching. I started coaching at Planet Gymnastics when I was fourteen. I coached our team gymnasts, it was truly amazing. I did that all the way up to the time I started coaching cheerleading here at the university. I feel as far as skills go I am ready to take on anything, but I still have much to learn about the facts.