Thursday, May 2, 2013

News of a New Adventure

In four months I’ll be moving and then starting a 1st grade teaching post in Kuwait. It’s sure to be an adventure that I won’t fully comprehend until it begins! Even though I have known for a few months that I’ll be heading overseas, I still struggle with pinning down my emotions. I know it is a natural process to feel both excitement, and nervousness (a lot) when starting anything new, but I must admit, moving to Kuwait is still a bit jarring.

As I transition to living far away from friends and family, I know there will be hardships. I know there are many unknowns… What will I miss? Will I be able to stay connected with the people I care about? What will things be like when I come back?

I’m comforted in knowing that I am surrounded with wonderful people! People that are completely supportive in all I do. One of the biggest examples of this is here – with Empowering Learners. Nothing that Empowering Learners has accomplished would have happened without the support of people that care. It’s because of each and every one of you that we are in our third year, and continuing to partner with our friends in Namibia to support learners with more opportunities.

As I look forward to my future time in Kuwait I’m absolutely pumped by what a great (yet unknown) opportunity it will be. I know that as I grow in my new role, Empowering Learners will thrive as well. As I continue to spend more and more time in the education world I continually notice similar mindsets. We all try to take steps forward. We all strive to get better. We all embrace new ideas, and we all invest in each other.

I know I’ll bring that approach to teaching wherever I go, and I’ll continually be sustained by the love and support the whole Empowering Learners family radiates. For all that you’ve done for me, thank you!

It means more than you know. 

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