Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Return Trip Home

So it has been a rough journey for Joe and I while we have been living in Kosova. It is at a point of frustration for Joe that we gave our letters of resignation to each school last week. It is truly unfortunate, because I have grown fond of my classes and I am sad that I will be leaving the students. Trust me, there are many things that have frustrated me...I will explain in a post when I return back to the states, but I feel a deep regret in knowing that I will be letting the students down. I really feel attached to them and I think they might feel the same way. Tomorrow I will tell them that I will be leaving.

Anyhow, to all our friends, I can't wait to see you. Let me know if you can help me find a job! Thankfully we have been able to save a bit of money here and that should help us get on our feet when we return home. So I will be back in the states this weekend!

**You might find this a bit amusing. I found out yesterday that my flight home does not actually exist anymore! Our landlord just happens to work with Austrian airlines and he informed us that there was no flight on that day. Otherwise we would have shown up to the airport on Sunday to find out. So we are quickly working with the airline to find a solution. I think we will still arrive home on the same day, thank goodness!

5 comments:

Amanda said...

That is crazy. I didn't know life could be so transient. That you could live in a country half way around the world and then just be done and move home the next weekend. What will your enxt adventure be? Where will you live? Welcome home.

Taylor's said...

Wow! That is so crazy! Where will you be taking up post? Meaning where you guys guys going to live?

I can't wait to hear about your next adventure.

AMY_BELL - said...

Maybe the no flight home is a sign you should stay...
I feel so bad for you that you have to let go of this dream you've had for so long. Take pictures of your students before you leave. They are losing a great teacher. I told Bill you were coming back, maybe you could get a long term job.

Travelin' Tracy said...

My dream is not ruined, Joe and I might teach internationally again...but this school has some serious problems. Plus I will be glad to get out of a city that is way too smokey. I can't even walk into a restaurant for a minute without reeking.

Anyhow, Joe and i hava been working out the job situation, and I don't even know if we will stay in Northern VA. Plus, we have interviewed for open positions in other places. So don't feel back for me. I have had a good time and it is okay to leave, and I have loved my students and learned from them and they from me...

AMY_BELL - said...

Don't assume it's all about you. I had a few friends getting married last summer. I was a bridesmaid at another wedding if you recall. There have been some things there that made me appreciate I'm not married yet and I wanted to blog about it.