It’s 5 am, and I lost my friends at a club. I’m totally sober at this point, however I know they are not. I figure if I sit by the main exit, maybe I’ll see them on the way out — but here in China I’m honestly not sure when, or even if, these places…… Continue reading At least I can see the stars
I always knew I loved helping others. I learned a few years back that I really enjoy teaching others as well. I haven’t officially been a teacher for too long — but so far I think I’m pretty darn lucky. Being a teacher gives me the ability to influence the lives of those I teach…… Continue reading Life as a Teacher
I’ve been pretty terrible at keeping up with my writing. OK, extremely terrible. So here are a few quick updates: I’m not dead. I’m still having fun. I still can’t speak Chinese. I still have no idea what I’m doing 90% of the time. I really am having a great time here. It’s been…… Continue reading I’m Not Dead Yet!
So I’ve been pretty distracted from writing while here in China so far. There’s so much to see, so much to do, I haven’t had time to sit down and think about what’s all going on. Truth is I’m having an awesome time. I’m settled into a new home with my new roommates, I’ve started…… Continue reading Culture shock
What really is jetlag? Back in the US I had a superb biological clock. I was asleep at about 9, and woke up around 5-6 without any alarms. I know traveling across the world and moving 13 hours in the future isn’t supposed to be easy. It’s definitely not. I find myself having no problem…… Continue reading Jetlag
Okay, I’m being dramatic – but that 30 hour travel time was more than enough to not make me want to leave any time soon. I was lucky enough to have window seats for my long flights – however I struggle with sleeping on planes, so I maybe got a total of 4 hours when…… Continue reading 30 Hours Later and I’m Never Going Back
I’m sitting here in the Dallas Fort Worth airport trying to figure out how I’m feeling while waiting for my next flight to Beijing. I’m still having trouble really believing that I’ll be in China in 17 hours. My flight from Jacksonville to DFW was smooth, but uncomfortable. I was in a middle seat and…… Continue reading The adventure begins