Moving On

This is my last week as an English teacher in Phayao. It’s somewhat strange and surreal when I sit down and think about all I’ve been through while here. I taught 27 and 24 classes a week, and stuck out the term. I learned so many things about myself. I’ve learned that I’m both weaker … More Moving On

Awareness

The best way for me to shed light on my current journey in this season is to allow it to be seen in fragments. Often, any clarity on my thoughts, struggles, growth, and weaknesses come to me in such a way – fragmented. I become aware of my heart in stages, and as pieces they … More Awareness

Commitment

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Thailand! This week has been a breath of fresh air, as there are midterm exams at school and there has been little to do, with early days all week. Many days as of late (before this week), I have found myself weary, tired and exhausted. Speaking over the noise with … More Commitment

Phayao

As we head north on a VIP bus, out of my window I can finally see the stars, perhaps for the first time since I’ve left home. Or it’s only now I’ve been still enough to notice them. I have a spark of excitement and anticipation. The quarter moon hangs low over the horizon, a … More Phayao

Onward

I am currently at my school placement in Muang Phayao, in the north of Thailand. Due to a busy and somewhat overwhelming first week here, the following is only concerning my time in Hua Hin, before leaving for my school placement. I will have a more current update with photos as soon as I can … More Onward

On Letting Go

In less than a week (on October 14), I fly to Phuket, Thailand. My “letting go” is so near complete. What have I learned? That I don’t have to be timid in speaking about myself, where I’m going, or what I’m doing. That I don’t have to make myself (or what I’m doing) small, or explain … More On Letting Go