OMG. I’m so happy that this is my last day and night before I get to be in Hangzhou.
Things I’m looking forward to:
Riding a bike and exploring Hangzhou.
Eating in random small restaurants and trying different cuisine.
Engaging strangers and hearing their stories.
Walking on The Great Wall.
Seeing the throne where Pu Yi sat in The Forbidden City.
Touring a longjing tea plantation.
Seeing a nighttime show on the water at West Lake. Like this…
Making new friends among the staff at my new school.
Finding the perfect gifts for all of my family and friends.
Starting from scratch with a new curriculum and getting creative in all facets of teaching.
Things I’m really going to miss:
Moira, Kaleb, and Arthur. The dinner we had the night before we left was special to me. Thanks for that.
Missing all those first time events for Arthur.
My pupper dawg Russo, the Duder MacGruder. I’ve woke up this week and was bummed you weren’t here.
Golfing with Steve. We golf together a lot, but he’s really more of a life caddie.
Crib with Durk. You’re such a classy loser and gifted trash talker.
Quoting movies with Brian and rehashing Peninsula College memories.
Getting neck hugged by Tony. Actually, that sucks but I still love ya.
Live winged sprint car races and engaging drivers in the pits.
Sharing my true thoughts with my little sister Marni. You’re such a good listener. I’ve learned a lot from you there.
My colleagues at Meridian. I have lots of respect for so many of them. They make me want to be a better teacher.
In other news, I’m getting into the pattern of being asleep around 8:00pm and waking up between 3:00am and 4:00am. I would like to stay up later, but I feel exhausted and have to crash. This will be a lot easier if I have someone to interact with. Anyone. I’m going to get all clingy with the first person I engage. This isolation is a bit maddening. Got to use WhatsApp to connect with several friends today. Warmed my heart.