So I’ve decided to return to China in February. While I’ve been back in the States, I’ve been busy preparing to get out to teach/travel more. I did another semester at university where I became a certified yoga instructor and took a basic Chinese language course. That was an amazing experience in it’s own. Also, when I went SCUBA diving in Bali last year I realized that I definitely want to dive again; therefore, I’ve recently gotten my SCUBA Open Water diver certification. In addition to those certifications, I decided to join three of my family members by getting the ‘M’ on my drivers license. I took the motorcycle driving course, realized how freakin’ fun it is, and then got my endorsement. Throughout all of these certifications and training I’ve gained so much knowledge, invaluable experiences, met inspiring people, and ultimately went about them with the thought of ‘limitless’. I want to be able to do anything… whenever. I want to experience. I want to see. I want to be.
I’ve had an incredible 5 months back in the States and have been lucky to spend time with important people in my life. It is difficult to leave people and situations, but I’m just going with it. I’d like to believe that things happen for a reason. I will depart for China early February and will be there for the remaining semester of this school year. From there… ‘the sky is the limit’. I’ve been throwing a few around ideas of what to do when July hits, but we’ll see how Feb-June unfolds first.
This time I’ll be living in a southwest suburb of Shanghai with quite a different teaching schedule. Stay tuned to hear about it all 😀
So about every month I teach a ‘hobby class’ to Grade 1’s. As I understand it, I can teach them anything as long as it is in English. I follow a curriculum for all of the other classes that I teach; however, for this hobby class I can ‘have fun with it’. This was my first attempt. I taught them a very watered down version of “If you’re happy and you know it.” My camera cut out in the middle, but you get to see a little of my favorite part… their ‘Oh no!’s’