Wow, just finished a two-hour chat with one of my future co-teachers in Chengdu! Well, little over 2 hours! She gave me so much great info and we had the opportunity to become more acquainted. She LOVES China! In fact, EVERYONE I have talked to LOVES China! I am so excited! The positivity is rubbing off! She told me more about school and what to expect, as well as sending me some videos of class-time during school. Wow, it's a beautiful school! The building is an architectural wonder when compared to old, outdated U.S. buildings.
I am so grateful for this opportunity! I am so grateful that technology allows me to make friends BEFORE I even arrive in China!! I am grateful that I am moving to a technologically advanced country that invests in its infrastructure and people. I am grateful that China is expanding and welcoming and modernizing. The more I learn, the more pleased I am with my decision! The more I learn, the more I am completely confident that I will love China--I believe it will be an easier experience than I had in Korea, even! No utopia, no panacea, but a wonderful experience with challenges and success, ups and downs, learning and growing... so much opportunity! So much potential!
I am so grateful I get to move to China!!