Teaching Abroad · United Kingdom

Teaching is a Rollercoaster.

Sometimes, supply teaching can be a real rollercoaster. I know, it's a pretty cliched saying, and part of me doesn't really think it makes sense in the context that most people use it. I mean, sure, I get the whole "ups and downs" bit, but I mean... isn't the "down" part of the rollercoaster the… Continue reading Teaching is a Rollercoaster.

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Travel · Uncategorized · United Kingdom

Why “What’s Next”? can be the hardest question.

Why do we do this to ourselves? We tell ourselves we're fine with temporary. That we're okay with uncertainty. We're adventurers, after all. We're independent. We don't need to be tied down, nor do we want it. We set off on our grand adventures, too consumed with wanderlust and excitement and fear to worry about… Continue reading Why “What’s Next”? can be the hardest question.

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Edinburgh: Haggis, Hikes and Hairy Coos

Hello everyone! I am coming to you live from my sofa, on the final day of half-term break. Tomorrow it's back to school for me -- specifically, back to the Year Two class that I will be teaching for the rest of the school year. More on this later. For now, I'd prefer to dwell… Continue reading Edinburgh: Haggis, Hikes and Hairy Coos

Travel · Uncategorized · United Kingdom

The Great UK Road Trip: Bristol to the Isle of Skye and Back Again

This post has been a long time in the making, but mostly because I have had a crazy few weeks. So it's nice to think back to a few weeks ago, when my only care in the world was whether I would ever see a Highland Cow in the flesh (fur?). Over half-term, my two… Continue reading The Great UK Road Trip: Bristol to the Isle of Skye and Back Again

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Half-Term Shenanigans in Dublin and Bristol

Hello all, First off, isn't 'shenanigans' just the best word? I realized it's been over a month since my last entry. I suppose sometimes life happens, and doesn't always leave time for timely blogging. However, since it's a post-term-break week, work is a bit slow... I don't have work until the afternoon and blogging doesn't… Continue reading Half-Term Shenanigans in Dublin and Bristol

Teaching Abroad · Travel · United Kingdom

Kids Are Weird and it’s Hilarious and Awesome.

Hey all, It's been a while since my last post and that can be chalked up, in all honesty, to my serious fear of inadequacy. My last post was re-published as an article on The Plaid Zebra, which was really cool, but then I began to feel like every post from then on needed to… Continue reading Kids Are Weird and it’s Hilarious and Awesome.