Wow, lots to talk about today but I don't have a whole lot of time; right now we're at Heidi and Joanne's apartment and Joanne is packing for her weeklong trip to Vancouver for a conference and dinner is soon back at the casa. BUT:
This morning we had our first English lesson at the casa which was a success, it seems like each day we'll have different people, and today we had just 2, and just went over the alaphabet and days of the week, but it was good. They asked me if I was a teacher and when I said no but I wanted to be, they said I was a good one, which made me smile. =]
Today we visited a project that works with street kids and teenage moms and all sorts of things, and sat in on a meeting of theirs and met all sorts of people, and it really opened up my eyes to a whole new world of job opportunities... in this organization there were all sorts of professions--lawyers, psycologists, social workers, teachers, even cooks, hehe. They do amazing work, I'll write more about it later, (its a somewhat big organization with three sort of sub-projects that do different things in the city, but all with adolescents and kids that aren't in good circumstances) but it was cool to realize I can be a teacher, like I want to be, but under a different sort of heading, with different objectives. Very cool.