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May '13

The Adventure continues

So many options, so little cupboard space

So many options, so little cupboard space

May 31 marks one year from the day that Aaron and I returned to the US. One year after the “excitement” was supposed to end and “real” life should have kicked in again.

However, after almost a year of being home, I’m still waiting for the letdown. While I do often long for some ripe-off-the -tree avocados and Costco is still a completely overwhelming experience, our transition back to America has been anything but boring.
Our ESL Class

Our ESL Class

Over the past year, we were able to be volunteer ESL instructors at our church, teaching English to an amazing group of women. We also were part of a financial education training class becoming certified to teach a financial education course to lower income families, an issue that Aaron and I have become very passionate about recently (if you have time for a coffee, we’d love to talk about it!).

But, probably my biggest accomplishment this year is that I have just completed my first year of teaching. I was lucky enough to be offered the perfect position for my first year of teaching. I worked Part time at a private Christian school, working under a mentor who is truly a master teacher and taught me skills that will guide my teaching for life. The kids I worked with were incredible, keeping me laughing and amazed at their insatiable curiosity of the world. While I’m excited to be able to take advantage of my first summer as a teacher, I’m actually quite heartbroken to not be teaching everyday!
But now, as always, the Lord has a plan, and it seems as though the journey continues. This summer, Aaron and I will be moving to Ft. Collins, CO. Starting in August, Aaron will be pursuing an MBA in Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise at Colorado State University.The decision to go back to school was one of the main reasons we returned home from South America and we are so excited to begin gaining the skills we’ll need for the next stage in our lives.
While we’re still working on our elevator speech for our plans with this program, this quick video will give you a sense of what we’re working towards (Video link: GSSE MBA program)
We feel very much called to pursue this new direction in our lives and will be keeping the site updated with what we’re learning and what we’re looking to do. We hope all of you are doing well and hope you’re able to pursue your calling as well!

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  1. Ava Says:

    Moving to Fort Collins for the masters program–that’s exciting news! I’m so glad you enjoyed your first year of teaching, and what good luck to get a master teacher as a mentor!

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