Another school year in the books. I feel like I just blinked and we were landing in a new airport and walking into our new apartment in a new country. Yet it has been 10 months since we started our Jordan adventure.
It hasn’t been perfect but it has been good. I can also say, it was not exactly what I expected. I guess to be fair, I didn’t really know what to expect from this new country and new year. But here’s a bit of a recap. Both kids performed in musicals this year. Didn’t really see one of those coming, I’ll let you guess which one. Both kids took fencing and played basketball and I made my return to coaching as well.
We floated in the Dead Sea, hiked in Wadi Rum and Petra, got a dog, traveled to new countries, had visitors, made and lost new friends.
The kids learned piano, recorder, drums and guitar. Robyn taught yoga again and I figured out how to teach robotics. Well, kind of.
I found a little fortune from a bag of plantain chips a friend brought us from Ghana as I was cleaning my classroom this week. It said,
To get lost is to learn the way ~ African Proverb
I’m not claiming we’re lost by any means, but at times this year I felt like each of us just stepped out into the nothing to see where we would land, taking the chance to get lost and find a new way. It’s been rewarding. It’s been draining. It’s been good.
In the morning, we head to the airport and we will spend a long 13 hours on a plane (fingers crossed for good movies) as we head back to the US for some time with our families. There will be new adventures, old friends and familiar places. And then, at the end of the summer, a chance to see what another year will bring.
Just a few pics this time, cause its getting late.