As a recent graduate with a degree in English within a secondary education program, I knew that I didn’t have any guarantees of finding a good teaching job in my home state of Michigan. I decided that, if I was about to move away for two or three years in order to get job experience, I should pursue something unique: an adventure, perhaps.
Before I even started student teaching, I interviewed for a teaching position at an international school in Indonesia. A little more than a month later, I was offered a contract.
Many of the people I love and care about have asked me if I would be keeping a blog, and told me that they would be checking my Facebook for photos and updates. Since I don’t want to make the struggles and joys of my daily life excessively public, I decided to create a blog, with the goal of creating a more realistic look at what I am hoping will become one of many greatest and exciting learning experiences. That way, my experiences are open for anyone to read about and learn from, but aren’t in easy facebook-stalking distance.
Hopefully, I will be able to write diligently and intentionally, and you will be able hear about my struggles and triumphs as I work to be come a better teacher, a better writer, and a world traveler.