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... too short to have regrets. Would I do it over again? Yes. Was it difficult? Of course. Did I grow? Indeed. Did I learn? Yep.
So here I am. Five days left here in the Kingdom. The last day for students was last Wednesday. This coming week will be half days of admin stuff. I’ve been paid and am very excited to clear away the left over debt from my education degree. The rest of my debt will go away over the next two years.
... assistant rugby coach I often drift to my days as a competitor and coach in wrestling. I reflect fondly of that decade and a half.
That said I’ve got a new focus now. I’ve started over. A beginner. Me, a surf board and some waves. It’s gonna be great! And maybe, just maybe, there might be a spark of wrestling somehow and somewhere on the island of Bali.
Thanks for ...
... Tomorrow I fly to London for a job fair. I am super nervous. I’ll have to make a big decision. I’ll give my teaching career another chance. I’m not going to give up even though I thought deeply about doing just that. I’ve had Skype interviews for schools in Romania, Germany and Japan. I’ve also got emails from administrators saying they want to meet me. Schools from distant lands such as Azerbaijan, Turkey, ...
... to be in a place where big things are happening. I teach because I can smile when a kid takes a picture of me with his iPad and warps it with software to make me look like I’ve got a face like Jabba the Hutt. I laugh with the class. I need to remember to laugh and smile. The children notice these things. They are very perceptive. I teach because I get moments where I bring home a bag of shorts wet with urine to wash because I theorize one of my students is afraid to bring ...
... see it in his eyes. Me, I was just happy to be breathing.
“Kyle the others are still inside the casino. We need to get to them. I’m pretty sure they’re on the top floor of the hotel.”
“C’est qua ta nom?” I ask knowing my grammar is probably upside down and inside out.
“Karina. Et toi?”
With that she moved to the edge of the buidling to get a better look. ...