Reflections on Traveling

This week has been so full of joy and blessings. My classes continue to push me to new limits and they have really stretched my skills in French. Conversation classes have been more lively lately and I absolutely love how much we laugh in class. I am exploring the city with every chance I get (and getting quite…

Evaluation Day

My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude and thanksgiving – I feel so blessed to work alongside the people I do everyday, whether they are students or staff. Today was my evaluation day. I’ve been working towards this day ever since I became a teacher two years ago, and by the grace of God and his…

Finding Joy at McDonald’s

I was the last person to leave the school on Friday because I had to switch classrooms, rearrange the furniture in it and write up a report for my colleague whom I have been subbing for. It was 6 PM, I hadn’t had lunch because I was working and my feet were hurting from standing…

Post Grad Wanderlust a.k.a. Breaking the System

If you had asked me one year ago what I wanted to do after I graduated from university, I would have told you confidently that I wanted to score a steady job and that I wanted to do “grown-up things” like taxes, changing car tires, mowing the lawn (am I the only one that thinks…

What I Learned from the Homeless

During the weekend, I went to The Mustard Seed to volunteer with a couple of friends. For those of you who don’t know, The Mustard Seed is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food and support to the homeless. I haven’t had much experience in working with the homeless other than a couple of times…