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I have received an unofficial job offer from Davenport Early Head Start. Once my background check clears, I’ll get the “official” offer and I can put in my notice! Yay! I’m excited, but it won’t feel completely real until I actually start the new job. It’ll be tough saying goodbye to some of the kids […]

Tuesday’s Interview

I went into my interview on Tuesday with mixed feelings. I know that I want out of my current center, but I didn’t know enough about Head Start to know if I really wanted to work there. I really fear leaving one bad position for another. By the end of my interview, my feelings were […]

Interview Week

On Wednesday, I had a job interview in Des Moines for a Head Start job in Boone. The interview seemed to go pretty well, and they said that I should hear from them in 1-2 weeks (once my info made it through their bureaucracy). Sam and I are contemplating a move back to central Iowa, […]

A week in…

Well, we’ve been here for a week, and we’ve been quite busy. Classes start tomorrow morning, and we’ve been planning classes, sorting out books, getting medical checkups and other bureaucratic business, and generally preparing for the start of the semester. It’s been hectic, but the future is looking promising. Oh, and we’re officially engaged.

…and back again.

What’s next? Here’s the breakdown: August 22 – Fly to Beijing August 25 – Start teacher orientation September 1 – Start teaching! We’ve been asked a lot about our plans for a year from now. When will we come home? What will we do next? How long will we stay in China? The answer to […]

Mid-Autumn Festival

The first week of October is the mid-autumn festival here in China. For us, this means five days off work! We decided that it’s about time we saw some more of the country–something not in our immediate area. We settled on Inner Mongolia. We’ve been looking into getting jobs in Hohhot (the capital) next year […]