Saturday, December 27, 2008
Jason and I have really made an effort to see the north island. We traveled to the very northern tip (Cape Reinga) The yellow markers show Los Angeles being over 10000 km North from New Zealand! That makes me feel pretty far away.
We have gone sea kayaking, ate fantastic Thai food, caught a ferry to Russel and many other things!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I just booked a flight to Auckland, New Zealand for the duration of Christmas break! I've missed that place every day since I left in April. There's probably not a better time to visit then during the WARM SUMMER MONTH OF DECEMBER in the southern hemisphere! Pretty sure I'll be laying on the beach, working on the tan, after opening presents from Santa! Of course I'm going because I loved everything about the country. More importantly, I'm going to see Jason again too. I'm very happy to be spending the Christmas break with him. I depart on December 22 and arrive on Christmas Eve. This was a huge random risk for me... and I'm so glad I just went ahead and booked the ticket. 2 weeks and I'll be flying over the Pacific... yahoo for New Zealand!!!!!!
Friday, December 5, 2008
I also need to brag about teaching in the fantastic city of Winslow. I am supported by basically the entire city and have resources galore from the many teachers that have been close friends since before I was even in school. From a teacher's perspective, I am interacting, cultivating, and learning about many culture's in the classroom setting. Also, I feel good at the end of the day for helping people. Teaching is service. Honestly, I'm much wiser and more humble post-first week of teaching down.