SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
This morning my students didn’t want to listen to me and this afternoon my autistic preschooler bit my belly ring through my shirt and drew blood. So today has included a lot of realizing that not every day as a teacher will be wonderful but it’s those wonderful days, and those moments where it “clicks” for our students that make the not-so-great moments worth working through. The most important thing is not what happens to us, but how react. My internship here is definitely a learning experience in more ways than one!
However, not all of my day way frustrating. I danced around with my precious little preschoolers, received a uniform shirt for my internship, and then met up with a new (vegan!!!!) friend. We walked to a vegetarian restaurant I had been to once before, the whole time engaged in a lovely and spiritual conversation. She definitely had the perspective I’ve been lacking lately and it was much appreciated! We shared plenty of laughs and drooled over our delicious meals!
I was also incredibly proud of myself for knowing how to get to the restaurant and back! TAKE THAT everyone who’s ever laughed at my directionally challenged self (aka everyone including myself)! On the way back I saw a few friends playing soccer at the park so I hurried home to change and we ended up playing 4 on 4 with a father and 12 year old son who joined- and schooled- us. And now I’m getting ready to hang out with my group of friends that I was separated from this weekend. Safe to say my day has turned around!