Well the week has passed and it’s now time to put on my big girl panties and face the inevitable fact…school begins again tomorrow.
Even though I am sad the holiday has come to an end, during the break I have been thinking how to be the best teacher I can be for my little people; researching educational philosophies and gathering and creating materials for their curious minds (all teachers being natural hoarders), being inspired by others to plan and prepare activities and experiences to stimulate their interests and generally fostering a positive and loving energy.
It’s always with some trepidation that the week begins as the little ones realise that they are no longer going to be hanging out with mummy and daddy, sharing IS a thing and that strange English woman is going to try and teach them something, anything! Having said that, it’s a good week to go back on. We start the week with Halloween, all monsters and spooky stuff, and end with Loy Krathong. Loy Krathong is a beautiful Thai festival, one of my favorites and also my last, as next year I will hopefully have moved to Singapore, so I intend to be present and enjoy it.
As this is the time of endings and beginnings (Samhain is on Tuesday and signals the end of the year for pagans such as myself) it’s a good time for reflection, giving thanks and looking forward to the new. I will be giving thanks with a grateful heart for the past year and all that has entailed, making resolutions and meditating on the future come Tuesday, and on Friday when I float my Krathong in the bustling hubbub of people at a park in Bangkok I will be sure to thank the spirits and make my wishes under the gaze of the full moon. Here’s to a smoother and more enjoyable rest of the term.
Light and love x