After I said goodbye to my parents, but before going through airport security, I was standing in the middle of a long line of people. Two rows ahead of me, a girl, maybe 17 or 18, was crying. I watched as she waved goodbye to her mom, who was standing across the room, behind the… Read More So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen…
In honour of the countdown to home reaching 26 DAYS, here is twenty-six reasons why I. AM. SO. EXCITED. TO. GO. HOME!!! And here they are, in no particular order: 1. Poutine (more specifically, Smokes poutine, and even more specifically pounaire) 2. Tim Hortons (EVERYWHERE) Do you want to go to the Timmies on Montrose or the… Read More I’M GOING HOME IN 26 DAYS!!!!!
After living in Kuwait for a four months, I can now declaratively announce that Thursdays are the best day of the week. Thursday’s hold a collective sigh of relief amongst teachers as we acknowledge that we’ve made it through another week. Despite all the grading, the lesson planning, contacting parents, and coaching, it’s OKAY because the… Read More From Coffee, Canada, to Kuwait [a tribute to Tim Hortons]
It’s been a long while since I’ve last written a post. I’ll attribute this to a variety of reasons, but these reasons can all be summed up in one word: teaching. Teaching kicks my butt everyday. Each day it brings forth a new series of challenges that make it interesting and special. On days when I’m particularly… Read More Kringle in Kuwait
Before moving to Kuwait, I used to imagine what my life would be like once I was there. I imagined it to be a challenge – but a good one. Teaching would be a challenge, the new culture would be a challenge, and creating a new home would be a challenge. Yet my imaginings never wandered… Read More A Guide to Plate Spinning in Kuwait