.. What on Earth have I done? I spent the past 6 months working my tail off to land an overseas teaching position and just today reality hit me smack-dab, head-on: OMG! I’m about to leave my family, friends and lifestyle behind, all for the vast unknown…
.. One minute I’m thoroughly intimidated by the thought of picking up and moving to a foreign land, then in a flash, BAM! I’m exhilarated just thinking about the thrilling adventures that lie ahead. Bouncing between the opposite extremes of my emotional state I’m starting to feel schizophrenic!
..Is this normal? Do these spontaneous, emotional gyrations occur only in newbies? Will my apprehension subside? Do seasoned overseas educators ride the same emotional roller coaster every time they move to a new country? I’d love to hear from colleagues ‘who have been where I am right now.’
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