Monday, September 3, 2012


I never thought September would arrive. I thought it would stay July and August for the rest of my life. But here we are. In September. It's been over 2 months since my arrival to this city. As for December, when my momma comes, I know that will never come. I shall be stuck in September limbo for forever, I am sure.
I haven't been able to be as productive as I had been hoping. It's mostly been really hard on my body. I haven't been feeling well at all. I think it's just the new food, new climate, new water and so on. The sucky thing is that I can't be productive at all if I feel bad. I think this will get better with time. I can already tell it's getting better. I'm figuring out what foods I need and stuff. I'm also just getting used to all the new germs.

However, when I do feel well and am able to teach it is amazing. Those couple times when I actually feel like I'm getting through or have a good class. The high is so great. I go home smiling. It helps me to want to actually stick this out :P Joy has also been really amazing. She is continually helpful and encouraging. She says that if I've made it this far I've got nothing to worry about. I don't know if I believe her. But it's nice to have someone say it lol and it's nice to have a friend.

3 American kids just moved into my building. They are here studying Hindi and seem really cool. So I'm excited about that.  I'm working at a coffee shop right now. I love working here because I hear all these different languages while I work. It also seems that country's come at different times.
In August there were a bunch of people who looked like they were from China, or Japan. Now all I am hearing/seeing are people from Israel and France. It's kinda fun. I wonder who will show up next.

The other night I met a guy named Pete who is studying at the University. He is Australian, but he spent a year studying in Champaign!  How small is this world? It continues to amaze me.

Okay, well, I feel like this is a long rambling post. I hope I didn't bore y'all. Here's a picture of a larger than life Beauty and the Beast I found at a Pre-school I visited. lol I thought it was pretty awesome.


  1. This is beautifully written. I can't wait to come! When you said you were working in a coffee shop, I was confused. Then I realized you meant you were working on your computer, not serving coffee. LOL

  2. and I love that picture with Beauty and the Beast. Did you sing for them?

  3. Meg-love the picture. I am so impressed with your experience except for being sick. I have been praying for you and will keep on. The blog is great! Remember your armor! You are in my thoughts and prayers! love Brenda