Holy crap! I cannot believe it has been over 2 1/2 months since I last posted anything! I guess time flies when you are busy living life. For those of you wondering, yes, I am alive and dare I say, even enjoying myself. I’ve been back in China since the beginning of March. It was a little strange to think of how easy it was to slip back into my life here. In some ways, China (although still so unfamiliar and new) feels like home, a very idiosyncratic home, but a home nonetheless. In the time that I’ve been back, I’ve gone on two trips (Qingdao for the 3rd time and Yantai for the 1st) and I am planning another trip to Beijing where I will finally get to visit the Great Wall. I’ve also made some pretty great friends in my time here who definitely make the time go by so much faster.
Speaking of time going by… I only have about 9-10 more weeks on my contract! This means that before I know it I will be coming back to the states and figuring out my next step. Yikes. Whether that means teaching English abroad again or getting a job back home still remains to be seen, but it is okay because I am optimistic that I’ll be able to handle whatever life throws at me. I can’t believe I’m almost at the end of this crazy journey. In the meantime, however, I still have a few more trips coming up and a few that still need recapped, so stay tuned!