Things get a little more serious and sentimental in this episode, where I talk to a veteran counsellor, Homesick, who has moved all the way from her home and family in the USA across the world to satisfy the curiosity she had for international education. I didn’t even swear that much or use a lot of crass humor, I’m impressed.
- Firstly, I love Homesick’s stories and wisdom she has about education – I hope you’ll take away a few things from her.
- I don’t know if it’s because she’s a counsellor, but I felt really calm and chill during the recording of this episode – which makes for a (hopefully) smooth and flowing episode for you!
- Homesick is someone who is unapologetically herself, and I admire that and the fact that she left her family to do something she needed to do – I hope she inspires you to consider taking risks in order to grow and challenge yourself.
I’m lucky enough that I got started teaching internationally from the start of my career, I can only imagine what it feels like to have worked at only 2 schools within miles of each other for over 30 years! However, I kind of find myself toying with the idea of “going back home”, simply because of family and friends.
However to that though, I love the transient and free nature of being a nomadic traveller. It’s been quite sometime since I’ve felt at home when I go home. That might sound weird but it’s just a sort of reverse culture-shock feeling when I go back. I feel at home and comfortable when I’m unaware of my surroundings. I guess I’m just a freakish millennial sun-child of the earth. Or is anyone else with me?
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Andddd thank you everyone for showing that there is an audience that is building up! We just peaked in downloads again this week and the ratings on iTunes are looking pretty good. People don’t really listen on Spotify – whatever.
All my best,
Not Your Teacher