I am grateful for the friends I have made here in Chengdu. We are a small group at school, but with some lovely and varied personalities. I feel lucky to have made friends, and some I’d call long-term friends, rather than just acquaintances to maintain while I am here in China.
I am grateful to be in China; despite frequent cultural and technological challenges, I like it here. I especially like heading for the mountains each month and am even more grateful I get to do that! In fact, I am planning a trip into the Tibetan mountains again, during our summer break: Kham and possibly Amdo!
I am grateful for my teaching post; again, with its challenges and rewards, the rewards are greater.
Life is good, and I am grateful!