Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's Spring ^_^

Haven’t written a post in ages, honestly I haven’t even thought about writing, my new house doesn’t have internet. But it does house 4 of the best people ever, needless to say I love my roommates they really are amazing , I’d tell you there names but they’re Chinese and you wouldn’t know them any better for it. We make food, watch movies, clean the house, read the bible, practice our foreign language skills, play pool and most importantly laugh, a lot! It’s a good life.  I’m just sad that I have to work so much now. I’ve grown even more tired of being a teacher, but somehow it’s almost more bearable with good friends at hand to talk to and cheer me up. I’m happy to be headed home in August to see my family and friends there and I’ll be more then thrilled to discard the title of teacher, but words can’t express how much I’d like to stay and stay here for a very long time, yes some days I still want to leave but mostly those are the days when I’m just a little girl from sussex who’s scared as scared can be of living in this big city and then it isn’t really home I want , it’s just to run away and find a different place. But those days are fewer and farer between then ever. Well it’s spring in North China and I find myself grinning from ear to ear when walking to the bus as each day I see something new and green popping up out of the dirt of the sidewalk or the tops of trees. The grass is growing, the forsythia is flowering, the lilacs are getting their leaves and all the willow trees are covered in little green buds, not to mention all the lovely puddles filled with fluffy white birch seeds. I love spring, especially in Harbin! And the rain, I’ve always loved rainy but here it’s even better! My one friend told me after my contract is up he thinks I should go to language school and stay on as a translator for them. Oh I would love it! I often listen to my friends speaking Chinese and I long to understand and be able to talk to them in Chinese, I almost cry some nights because I want it so bad! So bad, it’s a desire planted so deep in my heart I can’t even begin to express it! So right now I’m still going home in 3 months and 3 weeks, but I pray it’s only a short visit and that I’m headed home soon. Also dealing with a bit of boy drama, but we won’t discuss that here unless it becomes serious.

Monday, April 2, 2012

New Beginnings

Last sunrise out this window and it's a beautiful day :) I have settled down a lot since my last post. I have found his peace and I'm determined to stick it out and to be the best teacher/friend/witness/student/worshiper I can be for the last four months. I'm moving this afternoon when I'm finished work and to be quite honest it feels strange to me sit in this empty house with all my stuff packed into one little corner. One suitcase, one duffel bag, one back pack a few small boxes, a few small bags  two empty baskets and a Ukulele case. How did my world grow so small :) I actually kind of like this feeling. Meeting a van and a few friends after work, this time tomorrow I'll be waking up in a new apartment.