Friday, July 8, 2011


When my Field Director in American Samoa sent us our teaching placements, he made sure to stress that our placements could change at any time: before departure, during orientation, or even the day before school starts. 
Turns out he was right! Not that I didn’t believe him, I just didn’t let the idea of a move sink in. 
As of now (considering the fact that this could once again change), I will now be teaching at Leone High School. I *think* it is pronounced Lay-oh-nay.  Thankfully I am still teaching English!  My first placement was on the southeast side of the island. My new placement is on the west side.
(Remember that you can click on pictures to view them full screen!)
The orange arrow is my previous placement and the navy arrow is my NEW placement! Talk about complete opposite sides of the island! Although I was in shock with such a last minute change, I am still extremely excited, ready, a little bit stressed and overwhelmed, and happy about moving to AmSam.
Tomorrow is my last day at home! I’ll be spending the morning/early afternoon with my family, and the night at a wedding! Sunday is go-time starting with a 6:30 a.m. departure for coffee and donuts, and then off to O’Hare for my 10:10 flight to LAX. Once in LA, I’ll collect my bags (which are very big and heavy…), drop them off at the hotel, and spend the afternoon and evening with my college friend Emily. I could not be more excited to see her! Later on in the night, the entire WorldTeach AmSam crew will meet up for a pre-departure meeting. Following that, I guess we’ll all try to sleep? I guess I should put more emphasis on try. We’ve got a 7:00 a.m. meet-in-the-lobby time on Monday morning and then it’s off to LAX again for a day full of flying, hanging out in the Honolulu International Airport, meeting up with a friend who lives in Hawaii, and then flying to AMSAM!  The adventure begins SO SOON!
When will you hear from me again? I don’t know! Maybe I’ll have time to give you an update in LA, and maybe not. Bear/Bare (which is it??! I’m going to be a great English teacher. HA!) with me folks, it could be a while!  Thanks for being faithful readers of the blog. Have a fabulous rest of your weekend!


Anonymous said...

So exciting! You are in our thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Hah! Definitely not bear! I sure hope there's not a BEAR with you!!! Also, how convenient that you have friends EV-ER-Y-WHERE.