For those of you who have been following me for a while, you know this is a transition time for me. I am changing careers to become a teacher of English as a Second Language. This spring, I left my job and spent two months teaching English in El Salvador. Prior to that, I’d spent months learning Spanish and planning lessons. Since returning home in mid-July, I’ve enjoyed some nice time off. My wife and I have had some nice day trips and a weekend on Cape Cod. We’ve worked on some projects around the house and enjoyed life.
Now it is time for the next phase of my transition, returning to school. Tomorrow, classes begin. The program is designed to be done in eighteen months, but can be done in twelve. Given that I am not working, I am going to attempt the more intensive twelve month plan. That way, I can be applying for jobs beginning next fall.
To accomplish this in a year appears like it will require a bit of effort on my part. I’m also tutoring a young woman from Pakistan in English so she can pass the written test for her driver’s license. Starting this week, I am not going to post on days that I have classes. So for the next ten weeks, I will be posting Thursday to Sunday and then taking off from blogging on Monday to Wednesday. I am pretty much “all in” on this endeavor and need to give it my best work.