The past couple days have been good, not because anything amazing or unusual happened, but because I am feeling healthy! Okay, that is amazing and unusual…
I feel like my old self again. I actually feel happy and energized. i am finding myself smiling when I listen to music and swinging my feet, if I have the chance.
Before I get ahead of myself, I am only on day 8 of the medication. If in 1 month, I feel like myself pre-Asia, then we know that it is working. Oh I so so so hope and pray that it actually does continue to work.
In other news, my classes had presentations this week, which gave me a very light week. I have to work on my 4 hour class, because I want to target their speaking ability. Which, after presentations, I feel as though I have a good handle on the things that I need to work on.
Just so you native English speakers know, the “th” sound in words like “Three” “Thunder” “thought” are EXTREMELY difficult. It actually makes me smile out of pity when students are trying SO HARD that they are not making the noise and are blowing spit and giving themselves a headache. I could spend a full day just working with these students. I want to try to help them so much! So, I am changing and gearing my lessons to help them with the one thing that I can absolutely demolish those grammar-knowing-nazi’s with…pronunciation! I’m going to bring a mirror to class too. They need to see the difference.
In exactly 2 months, I will be flying home and like 24 hours after that, I will be home. Oh, how it seems forever away and yet tomorrow at the same time. Hollan already started to remove things off her walls. I am going to wait till about the last week to do that. How am I going to get everything I want to bring home? Prob by not taking home clothes that I dont need. Like these pants and dingy shirt that I am wearing. New wardrobe in America? I think I deserve it.
The three of us are attempting to plan a trip to Laos. Hollan is the one who is making all the plans. I tapped out much earlier in the process for lack of energy/desire/joy. But, that has changed…slightly. Do I want to help plan and research? No, not really. But now I actually want to go to visit! :)
On our team, we are going through a debrief session. We are going over how things are changed, how we are changed, etc.
It has been insane to think about how much has actually changed.
We can start at health, my longer hair, that I know a little bit of a new language, etc.
But also, I have gained a great deal of experience and learned quite a bit more. I have Book knowledge and more
I can honestly say that I am walking away from this experience as a completely different person.I am wondering if people are going to notice when I come home. Are they going to say that there is something different? Prob my close friends, but I hope they don’t notice my medical differences!
Tomorrow is going to be a morning with Pancakes and friends and joy. I am headed to bed to rest and finish lesson plans :)