This morning while I was in church listening to my pastor talk about the fact that all Christians need to continue to grow, I was moved to pursue an idea I’ve had for awhile. I have had a dream of going to another country to teach for quite sometime. I want to go on a mission trip so that I can give back. I have been so fortunate in my life and there are so many people that have so much less than I do. I think it would be an amazing experience to work with people from another country and culture. So I got on the Internet and started searching for opportunities to volunteer in another country. I found several opportunities for English teachers as well as literacy teachers and training other teachers. My master’s puts me in a great position to work training other teachers. I want to eventually work as a literacy coach so the idea of training other teachers in another country is extremely appealing. I still plan to talk to my superintendent about a new job as a literacy coach for next school year but i think this might be a great way to spend part of my summer. I have already talked to my mom and she agreed to help take care of my children and my house. I know it wouldn’t be easy but it would probably be an amazing experience. I would be able to fulfill a dream of mine and give back at the same time. I read an article today and one of the things it talked about was making a bucket list of things you wanted to do when you’re single in order to prepare yourself for being in a future relationship. When I first read the article I couldn’t think of anything I really wanted to do on my own but now all of a sudden I have found two interesting things that I wouldn’t mind doing on my own. I also found a trip for teachers that would take me to Spain for Spring Break. I’m not sure that I could raise the money for the Spring Break Trip in time but it was still pretty cool. I think maybe I have just realized that it is time to do things on my own and quite worrying about other people. My ex has got his own issues and hangups that have absolutely nothing to do with me. I need to live for me and I think 2016 might be the perfect year to start truly living by that philosophy. Life is short and I refuse to sit around and just wait on my dreams to come true. I need to get out and live my life.