There I was approximately 3 weeks ago at the train station in Moscow, Russia, wondering what in the world I was thinking. Why in the heck was I leaving Russia, the place that I had come to love and adore soo much! I was leaving students I had grown to care for these students I had taught, my host family, and my cute nursery kids as well as many other Russians, and just everything about Moscow, Russia! This was my home! Now at that moment when I was stepping onto that train to go to Ukraine, I will admit I DID NOT want to go, I only wanted to do 1 of 2 things which was:
1) stay in Russia
2) Go back home to America
I did not want to walk into the unknown and unfamiliar place again, I wondered what had possessed me to think that I was wanting to stay abroad an extra 6 weeks a few months earlier when I had confirmed I would go.
It wasn't until I got here to Ukraine and started teaching the kids here at the summer camp, that I realized that I did want to be here in Ukraine! It has been soo much fun! While I miss Russia and I miss America I wouldn't trade this experience for the world. The Kids are soo fun! Plus how could one beat being able to teach kids english 4 hours a day by just playing with them, like making paper airplane contests or putting mentos in coke, then on top of that after teaching you can go canoeing with them or have chalk fights with them and even dance at disco night with them. You just get to play all day! And to top all of that You can have 7 really cool roommates and 2 other practical roommates that you can go and get ukrainian ice cream with every single day! It is really so much fun!
That is why I came to Ukraine, to play with children, it is a party and a half plus, I have the coolest home group with the coolest name ever! they're supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Seriously they are the best girls ever!!
Я люблю Украину!
4 days ago