Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Waiting and Packing

Well, Summer is almost over, and my friends are slowly trickling off to school, it is strange for me, because I am usually the first one to leave, not the one left behind...
In some ways, I know already that I will miss Briercrest, yet it is nice to know I have a reprieve from writing papers and exams (granted I'll be marking assignments and tests now).
So here I am waiting... has patience ever been my strong suit? I am still waiting to hear about my visa, my flight dates, and the details of my situation.

Packing is going to be a challenge. What do you bring with you for a while year when:
1. You won't be returning home to pick up the things you forgot about
2. You're in another country
3. You're only allowed 2 suitcases and 2 carry-on

So far I have begun to pack cd's (meaning I went through my collection and chose less than half to come with me), artwork (as strange as it sounds, I can't stand empty walls, and it doesn't take up too much space, I hope it will help combat any homesickness), Tesol books (heavy but so useful, plus with all the money I invested in them, it would be a shame to let them collect dust), and other random teaching materials.
hmmm, well when I write it down like that, it really doesn't seem like much at all!

It kind of reminds me of that age old philosophical question:
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have three things with you, what would they be?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:06 am

    Hi Charlotte!

    Congrats on starting your adventure in blogging, and I'll be looking forward to reading about your adventure in Taiwan. There are lots of Briercrestians there so I am sure you will end up seeing one or two at least.

    :)
    Michelle

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