OK, so I have a question for everyone:
How in the world has 6 months gone by already?
It reminds me of a Peanuts comic in which Linus says to Charlie Brown, "Our summer vacation is slipping away from us like grains of sand between our fingers!"
6 months ago I was sitting in the JFK airport in the middle of a snowstorm praying my flight would not be cancelled. I arrived in Rio to 105 degree temperatures plus humidity.
Now I am sitting in my apartment in Santiago, back in winter again.
Being here 6 months means that I only have a little over 4 months left before I fly back for Christmas. For those of you that don't know, my flight leaves from Santiago December 20th, but I will arrive in JFK at 5:30 AM on December 21st.
I feel that I will not be ready to go back to the States for good after my stay here, so I am already saving up for a plane ticket so that I can come back again in February of 2011. I will be able to keep teaching English here, and I will make enough money that I will be able to live comfortably.
Don't get me wrong. I am definiltey looking forward to coming home for the holidays, seeing family and friends, and enjoying the things I miss from home. At the same time, I am getting into a rhythm here, and I feel like I am learning so much about myself but also so much about teaching languages with my job here. Only having four more months would cut such a great experience way too short.
Well, time for me to get ready for bed and prepare for another day of teaching tomorrow.