I Love The Weekend - Kate Thomas
The weekend!!!! Bless up. Today was fun. I love our daily routine, but it was nice to do something different for a change. This morning we had our cultural exchange with an all girls school. There were about 800 people there watching. It started out a little boring and then the principal told Allison we weren’t being energetic enough. So Izzy and I decided to start dancing during the songs. All the girls laughed and made fun of us, but they also loved us. I have been a bit sick the past few days and so it was nice to have energy for the cultural exchange. I kind of went into one of my moods (Mom I bet you miss those). I loved dancing with the girls. Then we went to the markets. All the people love to stare at us-we make quite a scene. I was roaming around with Izzy, Jono and Matthew when the sketchiest dog started to follow us for quite a long time. It had some nasty sores on it. I was genuinely terrified. In case you forgot-I really don’t like dogs.
We only have two more days in the school. I am really going to miss the kids cute smiles and little voices, but I sure won’t miss their constant teasing and slapping me haha. One of my college application essay asked me to write about what I am passionate for and I answered teaching. As I have been in the school I have realized that this is true for me and that I didn’t just write that so that I would get accepted lol. No matter how tired or sick I feel I always try to give my lessons with all my energy. Half the time the kids are little devils, but I always walk away feeling happy that I have helped them understand more. I feel so proud when I point at the tree and in their sweet little accents they yell “tree!”. It makes me smile so big.
I am really starting to get close to my group and amazing leaders. There are so many laughs and back tickles. I am grateful that I am in the group I am in. I am also blessed to have Brooke and Allison to keep us all safe and happy. I hope you all had the best Thanksgiving with lots of rolls, sweet-potatoes, and pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting, while I had a delicious meal of rice, curry and naan. Yummmmmm. I will be sad to leave India, but happy to come home to the best family and friends(and clean sheets). I’m high-key scared for calculus, but with lots of prayers I bet I will be okay haha. I love you all!!! Please eat the most American food for me, because I really miss it. Once again- don’t forget me.