Thursday, February 28, 2013

tis the end.

I am so incredibly blessed. I've decided to come home early, because of reason I will not discuss here.
I told my students I was leaving yesterday during class. I cried the whole time. We were supposed to watch a movie, but when I started it they shut it and said they just wanted to talk to me. So we sat and talked. They even prayed for me and my family.
Then today, they gave me a surprise party.

They had bought me a cake and two gifts. It was so touching.
The girls got me a little purse and the boys got me a statue of Ganesha...which lights up. See below

So, tomorrow is my last day. It'll be sad. But I'm glad I'm coming home.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Singing in the Rain

Well, we didn't have school all week because it's been a bathing in the Ganga holiday. Apparently if you bathed last Monday you automatically get to go to heaven. I guess I missed my chance. Oh well.

I've been spending my time doing a lot of painting. I'm excited to come back to the states and go to art school. I think art therapy is a good way for me to go with my life. Teaching English just isn't something I can do for the rest of my life.

The internets been out at my building for the past two days, so I've had to come to open hand to check my email. It's not too bad. I get to drink coffee.

Other than that, I'm just waiting for school to start up again. It's going well. The kids have a show they put on in March, so that will be fun. I'll try and take some good pictures so ya'll can see.

It rained last night, the first time in months, I opened my window and fell asleep to the sound of the rain. It was very comforting. I only have 9 weeks left. I can't believe it. But I am also really really excited to come home. I can't believe how much I've learned here. I'm going to have to write it all down before I go home so that I don't forget.

I hope everyone is having a good year state side. I miss you all. I miss America. I'll blog again soon when I actually have something interesting to say.

All my love,

Thursday, January 10, 2013

15 weeks left

Hey Guys,
Sorry it's been so long. My family came to visit over Christmas and that was really great.
It's gotten really cold here. Especially at night. I am so thankful that I have a room and a heater. It breaks my heart seeing people sleep on the street and dirty children without shoes. Something I've really learned here is that you can't help everyone, do what you can but sometimes it's enough to just take a second and be completely thankful for everything you have.

School doesn't start until the 16th, so I've just been planning my lessons and painting/drawing/being bored. I know I should have a plan for next year. But I really don't know. Which stresses me out a lot. But if anything I can just move somewhere and work for a year until I figure it out.

There really isn't much else to report. I'm sure the time will fly by. I've made friends with this Danish group that was here for a while and I think I'm gonna try and stop in Denmark on my way home, which is exciting.
I'm excited to start school up again, I'm mostly just waiting for it all to start up again. It has been nice to have a break though. But it's time to get going again.

lots of love from India!