ABROAD...again


Well, I am living abroad...yet again. After Singapore, Spain, Turkey, Korea the Netherlands (and returning to Spain for a Masters) I've unpacked my backpack a little closer to home in Mexico. I live in Culiacan where I am trying my hand at teaching English to University and high school students. Below you'll find random updates as I go to festivals, explore my city or just feel like sharing a random story.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Friends leaving/Pool Tables/Festival Videos

OK, I have lots to post about but I am just going to post about whats going on NOW and then catch you up on what's happened later.

Two days ago my light bulb changing husband of a friend David got some bad news from home and had to leave on a family emergency. His work wouldn't give him time off so he quit.

Studying abroad was always hard as well. You meet these GREAT people become AMAZING friends and then suddenly they're all gone.

Teaching abroad is different. Most of your friends are on one year contracts. So sporadically throughout the year you start to lose these amazing friends. Its like slowly these great bonds you made are gone...it's a crappy feeling. But you adjust, you smile knowing that you made FANTASTIC friends you will now have around the world!!!! YAY!!!

However, once you finally start getting used to people leaving constantly you also get used to the fact that you have a heads up, you know that in October Aaron leaves, in February I lose Patrick, and in April...well in April I'll lose everyone because that's when I LEAVE!

But having this, having someone just leave without any warning...SUCKS!

And in other recent news...my school has treadmills, pool tables, ping pong tables, a little put put golf room, and one of those waist massager thinggies..we're pretty fancy I tell you!

Oh and also, from a WHILE back when I posted about that festival we went to that was really cool with Patrick's co-teachers, he made some videos on it so voila:



5 comments:

Lisa said...

How amazing...thank you so much for sharing!!! I know it must be hard to lose amazing people that have become like family...hang in there.
love ya

joyciebear said...

i really want to try to make it out there before you leave!!!
san diego misses your greatness but despite all the moving around people do at our age (we're at that nomadic age) i hope that you are happy! take care chica.

Hubby said...

Wifey, you too are an amazing person who became a friend in such a short space of time. Meeting all of you guys too! Hope you're still having fun! Love, Hubby xxx

Hubby said...

Wifey, you too are an amazing person who became a friend in such a short space of time. Meeting all of you guys too! Hope you're still having fun! Love, Hubby xxx

Anonymous said...

viedos are pretty cool Carie. Not sure the music has adjusted to my hearing or vice versa, yet. Who is Hubby???? Take care. DAd

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