How the hell is it already May?
The sun is brighter than ever, often waking me up well before my alarm clock. The weather is more bearable, the flowers are blooming…change is in the air and it all seems so sudden.
I feel like this second half of the school year has been blazing by at thrice the normal speed. There is a part of me that is happy about that because all teachers naturally rejoice at the thought of summer, but there is another part of me that isn’t ready for all the change that comes with it.
Being an expat means that you have to learn to say a lot more goodbyes than most people. Goodbye to friends and family in the motherland. Goodbye to fellow expat friends who move on to other adventures. Of course, being a teacher also means a lot of goodbyes. Goodbyes to teachers and staff who leave or retire…and to all of the students who are off to do bigger and better things.
This year is no different. We have quite a few goodbyes in our near future and are trying to soak up the present while it’s still here. We’ve been sticking around campus more often than usual and going on adventures with friends who will soon be leaving.
As for us, Turkey is stuck with us for at least one more year. We signed on for a third year at the school and are looking forward to what next year will bring.
In the meantime, we are trying to enjoy what’s left of now.