teaching, learning and living around the world
This journey of many days has taken the term “mixed feelings” to a whole new level.
I’ve come a long way, in all senses, since my last post several months ago.
Deciding to leave Congo was the most difficult decision I’ve ever made.
I had SO many strong opinions
about my project,
about my teaching career.
I’ve honestly never felt so torn about anything in my entire life.
And somehow I’ve made it
from there to here…
Teaching reading in New York City.
And I’ve finally reached this magical school where,
I feel like I’m able to give my absolute best, every single day.
Where everything around me, is there to support my teaching.
Everything just makes sense.
I already have everything I could ever need at my fingertips, to make my kids successful.
To teach them how to be better readers.
I’m at a dream school!
Now, in Goma, if people haven’t seen you in a few days, at your next encounter they’ll say- Siku MINGI!!!! It’s been a while! Followed up with Ulipotea? Were you lost?
Last summer when I moved back, I didn’t know what to make of my year in Goma.
Of my four years in Congo.
Of living and teaching in America again.
Where will I go from here?
Yes, siku mingi and yes, I felt lost.
I’ve come a long way since my last post and finally, 270 days later, I’m back.
Back to writing. Cooking up a plan…