Staying in Touch…

The baby bird is all grown up now and has left the nest, now the mama bird has to figure out what to do with the next phase of her life.

I’m an empty nester. I’ve blogged about it before. It’s no secret.

My son moved back to FL last July and I’m still here in Chengdu.  Thanks to Skype, I can keep in touch with my him. I’m thankful that. I can talk to him and be a part of this phase of his life. It’s not easy being so far away, especially when Skype isn’t cooperating, but it’s better than nothing. And frankly, if I couldn’t communicate with him on a regular basis, it would be very difficult.

I’m sure that as time goes by, I’ll get used to being an empty nester and eventually come to enjoy it. I’m not there yet, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Especially since, I’ve been mulling over my options regarding my future teaching assignment.

So far I’ve considered: Tunisia, Costa Rica, Bangladesh, Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Dubai and Kenya.

I’m still waiting for a few more documents so, my application profile on TIE isn’t quite complete yet. I’m not looking forward to the interview process. In fact, it’s my least favorite thing to do, besides move…


Well, I flunked an interview for a school in Egypt. No worries. It was my first interview since 2006, s0 instead of beating myself up over it, I just jotted down a few notes on what NOT to do for the next interview. A few weeks later, I had another  interview via Skype. This time it went much smoother. Skype was cooperating and it went well. In fact, if I had to grade myself,  it would have been a B+ and just to make a long story short, I got the j0b!

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