well, it finally (?) happened. just a few months before i graduate from my alma mater in the mals program 2 things happened.
1) i got sick again. it never fails now. just like getting sick on roller coasters i get sick in the fall. and, i love the weather. however, the weather is changing so drastic that it puts my body out of wack. it is like being in a constant time machine. emotions swell up and i ride the wave for a while, then i hit the under current and i hit the reef. ouch. the drastic change of weather fluctuating between summer and fall really does me in.
2) i also got a chance to teach english to a japanese man. it is exciting. it is also strange because usually i would ride a train home, but in the usa i drive, and in contrast of my students leaving and speaking mostly japanese my student is surrounded by the experience of america. for those who understand nuances, this number 2 is not needed to explain further, but for those that do…
3) as i got lost coming back home i finally was able to access my gps on my phone. guess where? the place where only a year ago (about) i had gone and explained to my friends i had to get back to the island like jack felt in lost. the connection with 2 is simple. both chances i had an opportunity to be with japanese people, but last year i was in the middle of beginning my major, but now with more education, i am able to get my dream of teaching at the next level. moral? in order for me to get my dreams i have to an understanding of others that creates a chance for me to ask questions like, “how about you?” instead of me going on and on and on about me. i have, and will continue to do so, learned a lot.
ps does my number 3 make sense? or, do you need a number 4?:)