Up for the challenge!
I spent 7 years teaching abroad in the same country, city, and school. My blog begins before the move and documents the preparation, introduction to a new city, the ups and downs of my experiences, and the (coming soon) end of my time here. Admittedly, posts decline as the years pass but I will continue to update until I complete my resignation process. When I return home, I will begin a new blog to document repatriation and all that comes with it!
The time is winding down and things continue to become more real. I have yet to become anxious or nervous about anything save this upcoming operation and how it will affect my travels. My bags have been packed for a week or so but, as I look around, I am beginning to wonder about what needs to be rearranged. I have so many things around here even though I have given away and sold most large items. We have dwindled our life down to about 3 containers of things we would like to save. Although many people are getting storages or renting out their homes, we don't have that issue and I am glad. Fortunately for us, most things were his before I got here and others were either given to me or things that were repurposed so $ was minimal. I thought it would be difficult but it proves to be a cleansing experience because I do tend to hold on to so many things "just in case."
Travel documents came, my passport came, and I was able to meet with a group of Atlanta teachers here. I star…