I only have 19 days left in China and then I head back to the states. Soon after I set my feet on U.S. soil I am going to drive to the Delta. I know it is going to be a whirlwind. I cannot leave sooner because of my current job at an international school. Honestly, I am not looking forward to going through induction with jet lag. China is 13 hours ahead of the Delta – I am praying I will adjust quickly.
I am trying to finish the year strong and remain present. It is so hard not to think of the future. However, I had a moment of realization the other day. I was reminded of the quote “Character is who you are when no one is looking.” I was teaching at English Corner. It is a free English class that I voluntarily teach on Friday nights. I always thought that I would be a somewhat lazy teacher if I didn’t have the accountability of a school or standards. What I realized about myself is that I really do enjoy teaching! I feel like I have been going through the motions a bit this semester. English corner has helped me to remember that teaching does fill my cup, and that I truly do love what I do. I am so happy that I had this realization before the chaos of the next few weeks ensues.
I hope everyone enjoys the next three weeks we have before institute. I also hope that your time is not as hectic as mine!