Reflections and Blessings

I can’t believe my first year of teaching is over. I am left feeling bittersweet – I’m going to miss so many people. It’s incredible how much God has blessed me during my time here. It was nothing I even expected. I still remember my feelings of disappointment and loneliness when I had first arrived…

City Withdrawal

I spent the long weekend in the city with my dear friends from university whom I haven’t seen in what seems like forever.  It was exactly what I needed my long weekend to be. But now… I think I’m going through city-withdrawal. Ever since I’ve arrived back in this small town, I’ve been feeling so melancholy.…

15 Things I want to do right now:

1.Go to a flea market 2. Paint pottery 3. Paint something in watercolor and frame it 4. Bake cake, cupcakes, and muffins. Yes, bake muffins on a Saturday morning. 5. Go shopping to buy notebooks, stationary, dresses and shoes. I don’t remember the last time I went shopping for these things… 6. Have a cup of coffee without feeling…

Grad Studies Ahead?

Every once in a while – though not very often – I get a vision of what I want to do and where I want to be in the near future. It’s always an exciting moment because it means change, and it gives me something new to work towards. The previous times that this has…

Exciting News!

I have an exciting announcement! In a little over a month, I will be moving eight hours north to a small town of 3000 where I will be teaching French as a Second Language to grades 4-12 in the up-coming school year! I have waited a year for a teaching position with a school board…

The Better Plan

Exciting news! I passed my TESL course! I attended the graduation on Friday where I received my certificate, gave a little thank-you speech, ate two pieces of taro coconut cake and made a painted handprint on the school’s wall (as it’s customary for all graduates)! But I think most exciting of all was what happened…