Hmm, I must be getting close to perfection then. I’ve changed just about everything in my life in the past month: job, location, my mind (several times), this blog…
Long story short, I quit my job with Best Learning and took a spur-of-the-moment trip home for the holidays. I didn’t tell anyone I was coming so it was fun to surprise everyone. It was a great two weeks!
I decided to sum it up in pictures. I got to spend quality time with my dogs, (oh, and my family), bake cookies, wrap presents, drive (on comparatively quiet roads), enjoy some clear, clean blue skies. I saw the new Star Wars movie almost a month before it comes out in Beijing. And my aunt got everyone hooked on playing Carcasonne; lots of fun! We got enough snow to make everything pretty, but had the side effect of canceling my return flight, so I ended up staying a couple extra days.
And finally, some Kansas City BBQ my last night in town:
Now I’m back in Beijing, which also feels like home now. I think I’ve overcome the jet lag, except for waking up at 5:30am the last couple days. Although it’s definitely easier coming back than it was going home. I’ve got things unpacked and my apartment clean and organized. Spent the last couple days settling back in and making plans.
I decided not to take any teaching job offers and just try tutoring and get more hours at the recording studio, so hopefully I’ll have some more time for my own classes now. Because I actually really like the courses I’m taking with the Art Institute but I just haven’t been able to devote as much time as I’d like to them, or look into any freelance work. So today I just signed a contract with a new company, looking for a teacher for adults, but only part time, about 10-15 hours a week. I’m supposed to meet with 2 or 3 others this week too. So there’s no shortage of work and I’ve had time to relax as well, which is nice for a change.