I gave my last final this past Friday and a suitcase in the corner of our bedroom has started to collect things to go home for the summer. Suddenly, our first school year in Nigeria is finished. Living abroad, my feelings of heading home for a couple months have always been bittersweet- while many of my fellow teachers have been counting down the days (as I used to when teaching in the States), I find myself more content. Don’t get me wrong; a couple months visiting family and friends at home, having a break from my rowdy and rambunctious seventh graders, and enjoying more than one bagel sandwich and coffee from Dunkin Donuts will be glorious. What’s gone is that feeling of desperation for a break. I enjoy living this adventure. Lagos may be a dump, but it’s my dump.
We’re off for a return trip to France and another canalboat this weekend, then to the Connecticut shore in a house rental for the remainder of the summer. There will be some excitement and surprises these next couple months, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s some picture odds and ends from the year. As always, thanks for reading, folks!
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