I just got back from a glorious and well-deserved (if I do say so myself) two week vacation in Florida. I must admit that the time at home made me long to live in the States again soon... a sentiment that I don't always feel. (especially after my nightmare of a flight home, which began with me being forced to buy a return ticket since I don't yet have my residency visa... and ended in the wee hours of the morning when I finally arrived in San Pedro--just 4 hours away from my home...) (p.s. I am sorry to complain about air travel. Anyone who has watched this guy on youtube should feel guilty for griping about the miracle of human flight. )
If you haven't heard, I signed on for another year here at Pinares. And despite my previous statement about living in the U.S. again, I'm looking forward to the year ahead. I wont dwell on that lurking, 'what-might-I-be-missing-back-home' feeling that tends to dwell in the back of my mind. I'm excited at the opportunity to live in the city next school year, instead of up here on the cold mountain. My Spanish is improving daily and I love when I realize that I can now express some thought that I previously had to skirt around for lack of the right words. My students melt my heart every day. Life is good.
So, 2010 is going to be great. I'm setting my mind on making it so.