Recently, I decided that I wanted to start volunteering to teach a weekly English class. My friend Jeremiah volunteers full time for an NGO here that operates an English language learning center. They do a lot of good work, and Jeremiah's partner Lexi has been teaching a class there once a week on a volunteer … Continue reading Vulnerably un-fine is just fine
Writing regular posts has clearly slipped from the top of my priority list lately. Life has been full and busy and I just haven't focused on writing about my life so much as just living it. But for the sake of those who read this, I concede. A full update for you, and the promise … Continue reading Finally…an update
People told me Thailand would be hot. And my response was usually something along the lines of "better than snow!" Which, in all fairness, I am still convinced of. But what I was naively unprepared for was just how hot it would be. Hot to me meant a few days in the upper 90s back … Continue reading Songkran, Job Searches, and Suffocation
It's a miracle, I know. 4 intense weeks of study, planning, and teaching, and it didn't kill me. I guess 4 years of college before that sort of helped prepare me for that. In the big picture a month really isn't that long. The last week of the course was challenging, but really much easier … Continue reading I survived the CELTA
The short answer is: yes. The long answer is something a little closer to sure, if you're really good at time management and don't require sleep. Week 3 of the CELTA has brought with it a lot of routine. The daily schedule has become as consistent as the inevitable stress that accompanies it. Breakfast, coffee, … Continue reading Celta and a social life…can it be done?
I had a mild freak out to my sister the other day. She thinks I'm brave, but I feel like a coward in comparison to her and the bold life she leads. She's a teacher in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has been for the past 2 1/2 years. In that same time I have gone from … Continue reading On Fear