Summer school in Japan; update

I am now 6 weeks through Summer School in Japan. It has been 16 hour days, endless coffee, choosing between showering or eating breakfast, constantly asking myself ‘what is a lunch break?’, making endless craft, creating lesson plans 3 minutes before the lesson begins, tears, laughter and hurried chocolate breaks next to a photocopier. It…

When life is a jumble

When I was eighteen, I did not receive the grades I needed to go to my chosen University immediately. I had never expected that I would not go to University, I was the first in my family to not achieve perfect results. That day has defined my life. I remember it was gloriously sunny, I…