Well, I’m certainly not going to win any points for blogging this summer! Life in Rochester at the moment is certainly much calmer and quieter than life travelling around Southeast Asia and trying to teach at a school trying desperately to prevent teaching. It’s certainly been a welcome calm.
Mitch has been interviewing for jobs across the country and I’ve been getting ready for my move to Singapore. I’ll be teaching three new courses come August. I’ve taught pieces of two of them before and none of the third, so I’m trying to get as much basic content work as possible completed before I go so I can focus on pedagogy and resources when I’m there. I didn’t plan to spend this summer working on the boat again, but one of the captains called me and begged, so I’m doing that, too.
And yes, my summer “office” is gorgeous.
Otherwise, this has been another chapter in my journey to find out who my real friends are. There are people in Rochester who I no longer feel the need to see, and people I wish were still interested in keeping in touch. On the other hand, there are people in Malaysia with whom I’m still in touch. I’m also in touch with friends who left Malaysia months ago, both of which make me happy. I’m trying really hard to focus on people who care about me now, not people who cared about me (or who I cared about) back in the day.
All this to say, I know I’ve been neglecting my blog. It’s not really been on my radar at all, with all this focusing on the here and now. Except a whole host of updates and regular posts when I get to Singapore in a little over two weeks. For now, enjoy the pictures of the Erie Canal! And, as always, thanks for reading.