As a young girl, Victoria spent most of her life living secluded from the others and under the thumb of her mother’s husband. She wanted a life… Read more “Historical Loves: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert”
Chaing Mai was a whirl wind adventure. The trip was spur of the moment and only for a short weekend. I had only been back maybe a… Read more “Things To Do In Chiang Mai”
How many of you admit you’re chunky? Maybe have a few extra pounds? How many of you call yourself fat? How many of you don’t like talking… Read more “My Fat Ass In Thailand”
Before visiting Thailand, you need to update a lot of your vaccinations. You can do it when you arrive or before you leave. Doing it in Thailand… Read more “Vaccinations for Thailand”
Dear Edinburgh, When I first arrived, I was yearning for a new experience. For years I read of your hauntings, history, and entangling stories. There was Mary… Read more “Dear Edinburgh…”
Sometimes when you’re a teacher, everything seems to go wrong. The kids are rowdy, they randomly cry, they’re dancing everywhere, or they’re not listening. It was like… Read more “Take The Break! Fun 21st Century Videos!”
Situated atop the Doi Suthep Mountain in Northern Thailand, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most cherished temples in Northern Thailand. Built in 1386,… Read more “Wat Phra That Doi Suthep “
Teaching abroad isn’t going to be like what you expected. There will be ups and downs. You’ll feel as if you’re failing all the time. What you think is best for your kids is sometimes impossible to carry out due to the culture.
The one way I’ve been able to release some of the built up stress is writing to my grandparents. They don’t always have access to their emails or Facebook, so the old fashioned letter writing works best. It’s something which needs to come back. There’s more personality to it, and a greater sense of connection.
Here is one of the many letters I have sent back home about how it it’s actually like teaching in Thailand.
People say how lucky I am that I’m living my dream. Teaching abroad is what I’ve always wanted to do, right? When I was little, I admit… Read more “It Isn’t My Dream Job…”
Everyone who visits Texas wants to see the “cowboy life” and the famous longhorn cattle. All of these are great things, and you can see them in… Read more “Fort Worth Stockyards”
As a kid, I contemplated becoming a teacher. I played with toy animals teaching them and my little brother. It’s what thought I wanted to do, but… Read more “It Takes One Semester”
Living with any kind of roommate is hard enough. You have to deal with their personality, their little quirks, not having your own space, and the bickering… Read more “Things to Know Before Living with a Texan Woman”
Last Thursday was Scout Day at the school. I never knew how prevalent it was until I came here. To be honest, I didn’t even fathom Thailand… Read more “Scout Day at School”
When you’re in front of a class teaching so many things run through your head. They don’t want to be here. Their body is here, but their… Read more “Reality of Being a Teacher”
You don’t realize how much you miss something or how much it was a part of you until you taste it once again after several months. Okay,… Read more “Cure-All Answer: Tea”
Teaching… it’s a love / hate relationship. Some days you’re amazed you’re kids are understanding so much material. Then the next day, it all comes crashing down… Read more “Teaching Abroad… Love / Hate Relationship”
Travelling for several months at a time can make you miss home. You may not want to go back at the moment, but there are brief times… Read more “Heart and Soul of Texas: Top Country Songs”
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There’s always going to be a time when you miss someone from the past; whether it’s a good friend, a toxic relationship, or the love of your… Read more “A Photo Sparks A Million Memories…”