A Month of Giving Thanks: In Reflection

Although I did not take enough time to give proper thanks via my blog, I spent the month reflecting over it. In conclusion I realize just how lucky I am to be where I am in life (mentally, physically  career-wise, love-wise). Sometimes I take for granted the simple things in life. I realize I also take my family for granted at times, demanding that they make more time for me. However we are all busy with our own lives. I suppose I realize it more now with the comparison of the cultures, Georgian and American. Last week my family skyped me for Thanksgiving – all 30 plus of them. But whenever I skype in for the holidays/family parties I feel like everyone rushes to allow time for others. However I am always wishing they would just spend more one-on-one time with me. Georgians spend a lot of time with their families. It’s something I wish was a little different in my culture as we all are focused on ourselves and our individual paths.

Anyways, I have so much to be thankful for. I reside in an amazing community in Georgia. My students for the most part like me a lot, even though there are some who don’t care for me- so be it. My Georgian is improving and allowing me to make many meaningful relationships with people from all different parts of Georgia as well as various villages surrounding mine. My host family is so giving and is always helping me. Really they are so wonderful. And of course the support system within PC Georgia, with my friends around the world, with my family and with my love. Really. I could not be any luckier with the way the cards fell for me. I am going to try to not take them for granted and work hard for what I have.

 

Last but not least, thank you all for taking the time to read my blog. It’s nice to see such a wide audience out there reading it. I am not the best writer and by no means claiming to be otherwise. However I really enjoy just telling my story, in my own way.

To all of you, thank you and I will write soon!

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