Baltimore Harbor

Vynikající*

It’s past Labor Day here in the USA, so according to the cultural calendar, official summer is over (not that you could tell by the 90F/30C weather). I think the number one word I can use to describe this past month would be: chaotic. Everyday seems to fly by with a list of too many things to do and a feeling of dissatisfaction when I … Continue reading Vynikající*

Skyscrapers + America

Reverse Culture Shock

It’s officially been 2 weeks since I first landed back in the United States. I’ve tried to keep a list of everything that has hit me as strange, uncomfortable, exciting or just plain weird about coming back to the United States (specifically the New Jersey suburbs of NYC) after my 11 months in Znojmo. I think I have definitely been looking at my old usual … Continue reading Reverse Culture Shock

Reading View Znojmo

The Beginning of the End

Wow since my last post it seems like so much is happening and time just seems to be slipping through my fingers. I’m now officially less than one month away until my arrival back in the USA.  Each day that starts out empty gets filled up and the little excitements have come to feel like just a normal Znojmo day at this point. I’m going … Continue reading The Beginning of the End

Friends in Prague

Maintaining Optimism

Amidst a flood of metaphorical roadblocks last week my fellow teacher turned to me and commented, “Wow I can’t believe how optimistic you are.” Maybe it’s the tendency for Czechs to be realistic to the point of pessimism, or the American belief in the light at the end of every tunnel, but I think that traveling, especially on your own, takes a great deal of … Continue reading Maintaining Optimism