Since coming back to Canada, I have moved in with my parents, and have started a part time job (with basically full time hours). I have been so busy, working almost every day, that my blogging has taken a back seat. I hope to be writing at least twice a week now that I have a steady-ish schedule.
Life back in my hometown has been challenging at times to get used to. I miss seeing the faces of my students. I miss the Chinese food. (I do NOT miss the noisiness of China though!) I miss my teacher friends. I knew this would happen – that I would have to adjust to living back in Canada after being gone for over 3 years. While I have discovered just how beautiful my hometown is, I have also realized how much I miss being abroad. Don’t get me wrong – I am very happy to be back. Being in touch with my kids. Being with my family. These are things I am very grateful that I have the chance to have. But, as I have read in so many blogs, the adjustment is real.
I love my job (I work at Tim Horton’s – a Canadian icon) – the people I work with are fun and it’s such a great environment, meeting and talking to people every single day. It’s a job I look forward going to every day, and when I leave, my job does not come with me. Not like teaching – which was really a constant job. Preparing lessons, teaching online in the evening, it was very busy and so I am really enjoying the “mindless” job I have now. Another bonus of being back here!
Anyway – life is getting back to normal for me, and my blogging will become steady once again. I have missed blogging every couple of days – and I want to continue with my writing and reading everyone else’s blogs!!