personal rant

At the end of the day you’re another day older. And that’s all you can say for the life of the poor. It’s a struggle, it’s a war. And there’s nothing that anyone’s giving. One more day, standing about, what is it for? One day less to be living.

At the end of the day you’re another day older.

Lyrics to a song from the musical Les Miserables. A phrase that comes to my mind all the time.

Why?

I chose this path. I chose this life. I love living abroad. So why is it that every job I’ve had abroad has been so hard?

And this time it’s not even cultural differences I’m talking about. I am working on an Adventist campus. I grew up around Adventists. There is nothing about Adventism I don’t know.

And I suppose that’s just it: Adventism. The rules and the regulations and the closed-mindedness and the frowning upon anyone with different ideas. I downright despise the religion I grew up in.

Well, that’s part of it. The rest is the ridiculous workload and the demands on personal time. No two people can efficiently run a 6-grade primary school. We need help. Not to mention now we’re being asked to interview students for next year. I won’t even be here next year.

I shouldn’t write when I am down. I never blog when I am down.

I never blog at all these days. When do I have time?

I miss writing.

I miss home.

I never miss home.

I miss it.

4 thoughts

  1. Home misses you.

    And it is all these experiences that most will never have, that make home so important. Home will always be here for you.

  2. I miss you, too. Don’t get too depressed, though. This is just a season, and you will look back fondly on the lessons learned through these currently-difficult times. You are in a unique minority of people who get to trot the globe before they settle down. It’s good that you take your job seriously, but I hope you also take the occasional (brief) moment to take a step back, breathe, and realize not just how lucky you are now to be immersing yourself in unique cultures, but how much cooler you’ll be when you’re old. ;)

    • Sorry to hear you have to work! Funny… This took me back to a post I’d forgotten I’d written. My blog was a wee bit different back then. ;) Thanks for taking interest.

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