I'm so embarrassed. I had such good intentions for this little blog of mine. The thing about blogs though, is that you need reliable internet, and that is something I definitely do not have here. I have honestly wanted to post at least 10 times since my last post, but the lovely internet just hasn't felt like working. Anyway, enough with the excuses. Here I am today with an update! I guess we'll start with the biggie...
I have decided to leave Cuenca. It was not an easy decision, but I know that it is the right decision. I do not in any way regret coming here this fall. It is something that I have wanted to do for years, and now I won't have to live in regret for not trying. I have learned a lot in the last few months; about myself as a person and teacher. I know this experience has shaped my future in ways that I don't even realize at this point.
So, what am I going to do then? Great question. I will be volunteering at an organization called Camino Seguro, (Safe Passage), in Guatemala City, Guatemala. I plan on being there for six weeks. I am purchasing a one-way ticket, because I do not want to hold myself to any obligation; if I am enjoying my experience, I might stay longer. If I'm ready to go home, I'll go home. I am thrilled to experience Guatemala. Many of my students in Postville are from Guatemala, so I am excited to learn more about their culture. It will definitely be exciting to share pictures and talk about the adventure when I return in the spring.
As for the little things, I've been trying lots of new things- new forms of exercise, new foods, new places. I look forward to sharing my new perspectives and experiences with my friends and family when I get home on December 19th!