"You're looking...so happy! Your face is just glowing!" she said.
I jokingly responded, "Does it look like I'm in love?!" to which she replied "YES!"
I tilted my head and said to her, "I kinda am..."
Of course, she was intrigued! "You ARE?"
"Yes. With my work!"
Truth be told, I am loving what I'm doing! I'm so happy to be back in the classroom teaching after a year off. Of course, teaching children was very rewarding, but teaching adults has completely stolen my heart.
I am meeting people from all over the world with such interesting professions and each one pulls at my heartstrings in a way they probably don't even realize.
|My special Pre-Int class|
This class was very special, with students from Brazil, Angola, Libya, Turkey and France. We just all got along very well. We laughed a lot and at the same time, while having fun, they were learning just as much.
Their spirit and energy were infectious and seeing them everyday for the past 2 weeks brought such joy to me. Waking up at 4am, working non-stop till 5pm, coming home and working more till 11pm was only a pleasure for them.
I think I can safely say that I was being driven by passion.
My work feels like play!
On Friday, my Pre-Int students had to give oral presentations on any given topic. Honestly speaking, I sat there in awe! These students, at Pre-Intermediate level got up in front of the class and spoke with such confidence in a language they are studying. They spoke with such ease and I was so proud of them!
I know for sure that I will miss their presence tomorrow (Monday) in class, but by Tuesday I will have a new batch of students and new bonds will be formed yet again.
I feel very grateful for our paths to have crossed, and I sincerely wish them all the best for their future endeavors!