Thursday, December 9, 2010

Finally got my assignment!

I got my assignment this afternoon and I am going to...... drumroll please......Changzhou, China! YAY! This was such a relief because that was the city that I requested to be assigned to. Why on earth would I even have a preference when I know NOTHING about China and it's plethora of cities? Well honestly, it sounded like the most fun!

I am so excited about my location! It is so close to Shanghai, and Nanjing. Both amazing cities full of so much energy and ancient history. I am so excited to be immersed with culture. I am so excited for all of the great sites I am going to see, but I am most excited to meet my kids. I just want to smother those kids with love! They are 3 and in a boarding school in class all day?! That is just... different than what I am use to. Honestly, it seems really wrong. All of the other teachers for their other subjects are so strict, so they really love coming to english class and getting smiles and hugs. We even get to tuck them in at night! I am also excited to meet my group of young adults that I will be with all semester. The group that goes to Changzhou is the largest group. There will be about 20 of us, so there has to be at least a few people that will be able to put up with all my quirks... right?... right?!

Thank you all for your support and love! It will really help me press forward in this crazy journey that I am about to start. Thanks to everyone that donated money for my expenses I have to pay. I appreciate it SO much!!! And thanks all of you for reading my cute little blog. I will keep you guys posted!



  1. Yay! I have no idea where that is but I'm excited for you!! Can't wait to see pictures...LOTS of pictures!

  2. Age 3 is going to be such a fun age to work with! This is going to be such an adventure for you. And I was wondering if you are EXCITED? I couldn't get that from this post. ;)
    Love, Anissa

  3. So excited for you! I felt the same way seeing those 2 & 3 year old little kids away from their home and parents all day. Breaks your heart. I am so glad you get to be with them and give them loves. So envious! I'll have to live it through you this time around.

  4. I'm so excited for you! That sounds like so much fun. I love that age group, and little Asians are adorable! We will have to play before you leave!

  5. so exciting! you'll do a great job.