Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's the first day of March and I realized haven't written since last year. A lot has happened since November. I unexpectedly spent a month in Majuro and had Christmas on the outer island of Arno- following something tragic that happened out here in early December. There's been a lot of sadness so I stopped wanting to write online for a while.

Lately things have been going well. School continues on Ebeye...kind of. A few weeks ago school was cancelled most of the week for Kwajalein Memorial Day festivities. I was sick last week and this week is education week. Ironically, there is no school during education week... Marshallese style. Although it seems like I haven't taught in a month, I've gotten used to the teaching thang. It's become fun most of the time. I've come to terms with the fact that I can't teach every student everything. I can teach the students that want to learn some valuable skills or lessons. Most importantly, I can be a role model and friend to them. I've definitely grown attached to my students in a way I didn't expect. I have a few months left but I can tell that I'll miss them a lot.