From my cousin JAG's blog.
Pick the 6th folder and 6th picture in your computer picture files and blog about it.
Oh, nice. This is Masha (and Guram in the background). They were a couple of my students when I taught English in Moscow, Russia 5 years ago.
This was during our last week there. I had a really hard time with these kids when I first arrived. In college, I NEVER thought I wanted to be a teacher. I studied history because I love it, but planned to go to grad school and do ANYTHING with my degree besides teach.
So why, then, did I choose to teach English in another country after I finished college? Well, I wasn't ready for more schooling, yet, and I love to travel. That's why I went.
My first few weeks, I hated it. It was freezing (we arrived in January), I was tired (turns out I overdosed on the motion sickness patch I took on the trip over... it was really bad... as in, hallucinating, can't remember full hours of time in the first couple of weeks, etc.), and the kids were maniacs. Really. I couldn't control them.
But, then I fell in love with them.
And when I got back to the States and started working a "regular" job, I hated it. I missed the students. I wanted more. So, I went to grad school, after all... for Education. I've never regretted the decision.
Oh, and wow, I look really skinny here.