Friday, February 13, 2009
Sorry to all of you have been checking my blog! I have been meaning to update for a long time. To catch you all up to speed, I finished my Peace Corps service November 26. I had one job interview at the American Language Center, then went home to Minnesota for a month. I had a wonderful time home, relaxing and enjoying time with my family and friends. Then, the first week of January I came back to Morocco, but this time instead of my Peace Corps village, I found a new home in Rabat.
My first day back I got a job offer from the American Language Center and started teaching English part-time there. A few days later and my sister Megan arrived for a month-long stay. We had some bad luck with illness and constant rain, but we had a good time in Rabat and managed to take a quick side-trip to Barcelona for a week. Check out Megan's flickr site for pictures of our trip: www.flickr.com/photos/mjbentley While Megan was here, I found a second job teaching English and started part-time there as well.
Today I was offered a full-time teaching position at the American Language Center starting next term. The term now will end March 22. Currently, I'm working there Sundays and the other place part-time throughout the week. I'm so happy to have found a full-time job!
I'm thinking about moving to an apartment that is closer to the city center. Right now, my place is about a 30 minute walk to the ALC and it'd be easier to live closer. I've paid rent at this apartment through the end of March, so if I do move it won't be until then.
In other news, I'm adjusting to living alone again. I got used to having Megan around for so long! And, living in a new place can be a little lonely at first, especially in a big city. I'm trying to make some new friends. But luckily, my friends from home Jackie and Jana will be arriving here in two weeks! I'm really excited that I have two friends visiting at the same time!
From now on, I'm going to try and update more often!