Saturday, November 15, 2008

An Overdue Update!

So I am really lame at blogging. I know I say this like every time, but it has been FOREVER since my last post. I think that sometimes I just don't have anything interesting to say and then other times the idea of taking the time to write about whats going on is too overwhelming. I don't know. I never was successful at keeping a journal and this is basically the same thing.
Since school started I have been so busy. Teaching is a job that requires more time than there is one day. Even after the kids have gone home I am still working...writing lesson plans, creating new activities, attending meetings and so much more. But there are those beautiful moments throughout the day like when a child becomes excited about something they have learned or when they get upset when its time time to go home because they really love to be at school...those moments make it all worth it. Teaching although at times a frustrating and exhausting challenge is a very rewarding job and I do love it.
I have met a LDS family! They are from the states too! It has been such a huge blessing to be able to spend time with them on Sundays. I hang out with them during the week sometimes too and its just such a warm and comforting feeling being in their home.
One cool thing that I was able to do last month was attend a Montessori conference in Belgrade Serbia. The conference was given by a well know Montessorian who is the President of a Montessori association in London and has also written many articles and even a few books about Montessori. I learned a ton and it was really great to visit Belgrade. We (Flor and I) didn't have a lot of spare time to site see or anything but we walked around the city center a bit and it was beautiful. I was stoked because I was able to eat at McDonald's which has never tasted so good in my life even though my 4 piece chicken nugget was like 10 dollars. I am so lame because I didn't take any picture besides this one of Lego Harry Potter. I know, I am a huge dork!
Flor is visiting home now, so for the past two weeks I have been here on my own. I was really nervous for her to go, but things have been going fine at school and I am keeping myself occupied with work and movies so I am not too lonely. It has made me a little homesick though and I can't wait til its my turn to be with my family and friends. Only 6 more weeks!!! I can't believe I have been away for so long, the time has gone by so fast.


Cameron and Lindsay Rondo said...

Hayley!! It sounds like you're having a great time! I bet you're such a great teacher and that's great that you found an LDS family. How long are you there till?

Maran said...

Hayley- I'm glad to see that you are alive and doing well;) Blogging can definitely be a pain, but we love to read what you're up to! I'm jealous that you get to do all of these fun things before you are married. Once you get married and have a child, stuff like this is not really an option, so I'm glad that you are enjoying it!

Marc and Stacy said...

Hey Hay!
Blogging can be hard to keep up on...I never write in my regular journal anymore, which isn't such a great thing. I keep telling myself that one day I will print out my blogs to make up for that! I better do it!!!

I agree with Maran...keep having all the fun you can!!!

Jeannie said...

Good to hear from you Hey! I am so glad you are enjoying yourself. Happy Thanks Turkey honey. we all miss you and can't wait for Christmas in Elk Grove. kind of a special year. love ya Jeannie