More beautiful words from Melissa — and gorgeous silk necklaces from Cambodia, too!
Originally posted on Girl Meets World:
A few nights ago, I dreamt about Cambodia. In the dream, it was my last day working at Green International School, and I was spending it with my kids and coworkers. Then, I was struck with a sense of panic: I did not, could not, leave, I was not ready to move home. Dream-me planned to immediately cancel my flight, apologize to my parents, and stay. I woke up, feeling panicked and teary, only to realize a few moments later than I am home. And I’m (mostly) happy about it.
But some days (today, my dream day, and many others,) I miss it like crazy. I miss my students, and teaching in general. I miss watching them learn and improve. The little things, like a student writing “cat” on their own, or drawing a picture of a flower complete with seeds, roots and a bumblebee for pollination was incredibly fulfilling, and I feel like here, I am not yet living up to my full potential, or doing what I’m meant to do.
I will go back. And most likely, I will teach again – in Cambodia, the US or elsewhere in the world.