Monday, September 30, 2013
FOCUS #1: Getting settled and finding work
As I type focus number 1 is going good. Christiana and I have both found jobs that fit our schedule and its going good. I know that a lot of people were nervous because we came over with no jobs. Just to stress again. All the people that we talked about this venture stated that is way better and easier to find job (at a good school) once you are here. The alternative is signing a contract with a big school and being stuck in a bad situation. It was a leap of faith. God provided. It is still an adjustment to be a english teacher but the kids are great.
Getting settled? I pose the question: What does settled mean? We have a place to live, to work, made some friends, have cell phones. So if that is the case then yes, we are settled. If settled is feeling comfortable, relaxed, knowledgable, and routine? Then No way are we "settled". When you rely on taxis, walking and buses to go everywhere you never really know how you got there. Right now i am typing this in one of our favorite new places, L.A.X Burger, and i couldnt even tell you how to get here or get back to our house. LOL. But we like it here. We are friends with the owners and we feel comfortable here. Oh and the burgers are flippin awesome.
So as far as FOCUS 1 goes. We have jobs. We are on the way to being settled. This is one of the main reasons we committed to staying 2 yrs. I feel we wont even really feel settled until the first year is done! So continue to pray for us. We are trying hard to adjust (i am having trouble with the local food, surprise i know) and trying to find our place in this lovely, hot, crazy, busy, noisy, fun, interesting, place. For someone who has never been out of the country its like jumping into the deep end of the pool having just learn to swim. But its a great adventure!