Friday, November 5, 2010

A Blast From the Not So Long Ago Past

Not so long ago, before I had any idea I was coming to Russia, I had taken an elementary internship at the American International School - Dhaka, in Bangladesh.  At the time, I was excited and ready to go, not knowing that while I would be traveling in the same general direction, I'd end up some place completely different.  This seems so long ago, but in Russia I think your past always seems far away. Anyways, here it is:

Well folks, I made a decision.  It took me long enough and god knows it caused me enough stress, but I made a decision; I took a job for the next school year in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  That's right, Bangladesh.  For those of you who don't Bangladesh is smashed in between India and Myanmar (Burma) and is the 7th most populated country in the world (162 million, more than Russia) and one of the densest countries in the world.

I have to admit that I'm a little scared.  It's a scary though to just pack up and move to another country for a year, especially a country as different from the US as Bangladesh, but for the little bit I'm scared, I'm extremely excited!  The possibilities are unlimited and I'm really excited about what I can do as an intern there.  I don't feel ready for a class of my own and I think this opportunity will allow to really hone my skills as a teacher to take on a classroom of my own the next year.

Bangladesh is going to be an extremely interesting place and man I couldn't be more excited!!

I find it incredibly interesting that I even compare Bangladesh to Russia in this little blog, not knowing I'd be returning to the motherland.  And a part of me will always wonder about the experience I never had, but I don't regret coming back to Russia over Bangladesh.  It's an honor to be here and I'm excited by my opportunities here.  Anyways, Dear Readers, make of this what you will, but always keep in mind how quickly things can change.  

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