Update. It was a long school year and needed something to take my mind off it this summer. Every 3 years I take a long trip. 2012 went out west through the US and Canada with a friend. 2015 did a solo trip and met up with Bufff and dad along the way. This year, I was invited to see a teacher friend for the summer. She was my student teacher years ago and she is currently working at an International school in Croatia. My grandfather immigrated from Croatia, so it was a no brainer to go and visit my roots. They have not had any visitors from the states, so they were more than happy for me to come out and visit. Let me tell you, the World Cup was awesome being in Zagreb for many of the games.
I got to visit Croatia, the coast, Italy, Vatican City, Bosnia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary in the 2 months I was there. Beautiful everywhere I went. Locals were happy to talk with me, answer questions, share about their culture and history. Hoping it has me in a good place to start this school year. June had me out of school for a while due to a teaching related concussion. Fighting workman’s comp now that I am back from my trip. We expanded the visual arts to needing a 3rd art teacher for this year which is great. However the other art teacher moved and we are still short 2 art positions. Solution, combine the 3 classes per period into 1. Sounds fun, eh?
Interesting how when I get a text from yinz, it’s simply a text from a friend rather than an internet friend or a quitter. I used to be elbow deep daily in the site, and hated seeing old timers float away. I could never understand how they could do that. And then it happened to me, just living life, committed to my quit, and living life again. No excuse for it, but it made me think back to the first few months of my quit thinking I’d never be able to have the strength to go one day, 1 hour of my quit on my own. Bubba informed me that I hadn’t posted at all this year. Honestly, can’t remember the last time I did.
Wanted to check in and share my updates a bit. Sorry for being MIA for so long.