It has been a long time since I have updated my blog. Although much has happened since December 2015 - field trips, a summer spent at home and Fulbright English Program, new students, and beautiful moments teaching and learning - the truth is that the past two years have been the most difficult years of my (short) teaching career. I couldn't bring myself to write about even the good moments.
I have been through many trials and tribulations at GIS, and many times I found myself on the brink of giving up. There have been many moments when I have regretted, in some way, the decision to teach there. However, if I hadn't, I wouldn't have met some of my closest friends and confidants. I have to thank the friends who have stuck by and supported me through these two years of strife; I would have broken long ago without you. Thankfully, my time of struggle at GIS is over; I will be moving on to something bigger and better, and I'm genuinely excited for the future.
As of June 30th, 2017, I am no longer the English Language Arts teacher at GIS. In August, I will begin studying at Indiana University Bloomington for a Masters of Education in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education. Then, in October, I will be starting a new chapter in my teaching career at St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju. I couldn't be more excited for these opportunities to learn and grow, and to start this personal blog again. Please join me once again on my journey!