Well, it's certainly been a long time since I've seen you from this side of the morning. Four-thirty is an ungodly hour to wake, especially to be alert for teaching, but here I am. You can tell it's a holiday tomorrow- I've already had 3 absentees. I have a feeling they're getting their drink on, while I'm the annoying teacher, reminding them that they have English to learn.
On the plus side, I have tonight and tomorrow morning off. It's been a long time since I haven't had to work an evening during the week, so I'm looking forward to this small reprieve.
I now have 38 students in total. I've been praying for God to provide, since I get paid per student per lesson. Let me tell you, meeting eleven new students in a row and introducing myself to them when they might not even care can be interesting, but that's not even my favourite part. I love the next lesson, the day after, when we're no longer strangers and I can ask about how their day is going and how was the movie last night?. I think there is something about being a teacher that reaches out to my inner celebrity, if that is even a thing. I have always loved the feeling of walking into a classroom and knowing that my students are excited to see me and to learn what I have prepared for the day. It does sound a little bit narcissistic, I know, but it helps to keep my energy up when I know my students have high expectations for me.
Jake told me last night that he was happy we have an office, since now I leave my work in the office. But sometimes, I can't help talking about work all the time. It's such a fascinating job, and I have incredible students, and I couldn't have asked for a better situation than this. It's amazing what happens when God provides-He fulfills our lives in ways we could never have imagined.