New Term New Memories

 

The second term of the year started for ¬†many/most Thai students this week. As a result, this week in particular, for myself, has been interesting to say the least. Right away I have had to jump into lesson planning and a lot of organization just to get back into the grove of things (which is a little hard when you have been off for a month, just saying). The kiddies are way too adorable and all showed up to class with new haircuts and looking and totally refreshed! Haha man do I love them. This is going to be my first whole semester working in Thailand so I am quite excited to see what it brings me. For now, here are some cute pictures of this week. ūüôā

xoxoChaylavie

Man’s Best Friend

I saw this film a few weeks ago and got teary-eyed to say the least. It really puts a emphasis on how beautiful the connection between animals and humans can be if we just allow it.

“There was this really smart scientist¬†guy who thought that people could learn a lot from dogs,¬†he¬†said that when someone you love walks through the door even if it happens 5 times a day you should go totally insane with joy.”

xoChaylavie

Long Distance

I mentioned in a previous post that in a few short months I am moving Thailand for a little over a year to teach English and yes I will be leaving my other half behind.

Am I scared? Heck ya! But it does not mean I am not willing to give it my all. Maybe I am more of an optimist or maybe I am just this huge, sappy, hopeless romantic. I mean, I have never really done the whole long distance thing before. However, I need to have faith that it is possible.

Many people assume that long distance relationships do not work. I have actually been asked the same question over 100 times now “You’re moving to Thailand…What does that mean for your relationship now?” Common, what the eff is that supposed to mean?! Okay, okay… I understand that living on the other side of the world away from your loved one is a little bit drastic, complicating, annoying, scary and even inconvenient but it is¬†not impossible. In fact, as long as you want something enough, nothing is.¬†

I am human, and yes the idea that many challenges may arise as a result of my move completely freaks me out. To be honest, when I made my final decision to move, I  even made myself one promise;

Under no circumstances DO NOT date or get emotionally involved with anyone during my remaining months before moving well over 11,000 kilometers away.

Well let me tell you, that promise went flying right out the door. A big thanks goes out to my emotions for that one! As per the usual you have taken me on a ride, yet again. In all seriousness though, the truth is that I could have never prepared myself for the turn my life has taken over the last few months. I have been fortunate enough to meet a very special person who I can now refer to as my rock. I have never experienced anything that can even come close to what him and I share. I have never been so genuinely happy. The sad reality is that I have to leave him here but I am okay because I know we will be.

xo Chaylavie