Teaching... I loved it the four years I taught in the states and when I stopped, there was an ache to do it again. And somehow, the plan leads me to the other side of the world, working alongside some of the most precious people that I have ever met.
Before I continue I have to tell you about my bulges. Before I left things were a bit nutso and I kinda put WW on the backburner. Everyone told me that when I went to Hungary I would lose weight just from all the walking. I didn't think it would happen to me but without changing my diet (except that I eat lots of Hungarian food), since my arrival August 10th, I've lost 11 pounds!! I'm thinking that after Thanksgiving I may start WW or eating less sugar/carbs... but we'll see. I'm happy with my body even though there are stick figures walking around everywhere. Somehow I keep my head together. :)
Seven fun facts:
- The Hungarian gov't gave me a two year visa! And it looks like I will return for the 2009-2010 school year!!
- I have 7 fifth graders... one who started as a beginner EAL (English as an Additional Language) learner. It's amazing to see her pick up English just by immersion.
- I've been able to visit Poland (Auschwitz), Ukraine and Austria...
- Rome may get a visit from me in December. Wanna come?
- Turned 30 in a foreign country!
- I have a Hungarian roommate - who speaks great English (and I beg her sometimes to speak more Hungarian).
- Polly is not too keen on the city but loves visits to Margit Island (there is a huge park area for her to run)
I try not to have too much fun.So.. in a nutshell I'm doing well. Thank you for the prayers that sent me here.. and thank you for the ones that keep me here. I love you all and pray that you are all happy and healthy in your lives.. God bless you and I hope to post more pictures soon (lord knows I've taken about 1,000 since I've been here).