Wednesday, December 1, 2010

School Closing

                Right now, it is amazing that I just passed my first year, despite the ups and downs I had endured through the third term while the first and second terms weren't that bad and school has just closed recently. But it was good to meet some of my children's parents and I know for sure I will miss Class Eight kids as they will whisk off to secondary or vocational schools around in Kenya. I had just developed a picturesque frame of two pictures of them with me along with a poem about them to each of them (7 of them were in Class Eight) to remember the moments I had with them for a year teaching them. They were more than happy to have that for something to remember by as I have one myself that I intend to bring back to USA once I finish with Peace Corps.

         As the school just closed, as I had mentioned, got me thinking about a lot of things such as my children (worrying whether they passed the exams in order to go to secondary or vocational schools or other things), my friends and two sets of families at home in USA and all around the world and my partner whom all I am thankful to have in my life. Without those people, I can't imagine what my life would be like and for the Peace Corps, that all have supported me through which I am grateful to achieve that dream of mine (Mind you, I have so many dreams that I want to accomplish, smile!)

          Because of that, things in my life has rushed suddenly to me. Like for example, remembering my moments at Gallaudet, growing up with my family, going to school, my grandparents, all that and many more.  It's funny how in USA, I would cry a lot with those thoughts but here if you cry, in Africa, that is considered making you sick which is not encourageable but to keep into yourself. Which is why I can see the children or other people crying in private but not in public as it is considered a sickness, interesting view. From that, I learned to cry quietly in private myself instead of doing in public, which is not often though. Also, other thought that came to me, since I am nearing my second year as Peace Corps Volunteer, I have thought long and hard that I would need to go for graduate school but at the same time, it is hard to think of a major I want in order to go to university and doing the GRE/GMAT exams that I would have to do if I want to get in graduate school. For this, I hope my grandparents are proud of what I am doing right now, as I know they are gone, but I always know they are always near no matter where I am.

           That's all I could think of, but hopefully that I would do more on writing in my blog for updates that I will do in coming future.


Happy reading!

Shannon

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