Well the day has come. Classes are finished and I'll be leaving my role as a teacher for now.
I had my last day with the kids and received many secret hugs (since we’re not supposed to touch each other due to covid) and adorable drawings. I hope I made a difference in these kids lives as much as they have in mine. I’ve definitely learned a lot in the past three years of teaching. From working with kids, planning fun game oriented classes, handling crazy colleagues and helping refugee kids get settled in a new school with no Spanish skills. I’ve learned about the wines of La Rioja, appreciated the vast and complex culture and language of Basque Country and learned to create relationships despite a language barrier.
Gods, I’m really gonna miss Logroño and this area of Spain. The mountains, the green, the thunderstorms. But I’m also so excited for what comes next. I’m heading to Alicante for a few weeks, where I will hopefully get my second shot of the vaccine. Then I hope to go to the US for a month to see family. By the time late August hits, I should be ensconced in a new apartment with new roommates in either Barcelona or Madrid, getting ready to start grad school. I should be hearing back from schools soon and I'll hear back about the C1 in late June.
There have been a lot of emotions during this time of transition, but I'm excited and hopeful. Here's to new experiences and fond memories.
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An aspiring polyglot and globetrotter, an avid reader, and a lover of good food. :)