Tonight I came home at 5:30. And I didn’t have to leave the house again. AMAZING. I am obviously going to miss my students, but having free time at night is something that I’ve never had since living in Chile. Today I was able to take a short nap, clean the bathroom, wash my mountain of dishes and take out the trash! Then I made a delicious dinner (something more than toast with avocado!) and talked with my parents. These are all usually activities that are reserved for Saturdays or Sundays only, so to be able to do them on a weekday is pretty cool for me.
In other great news, I just booked a ticket home for Christmas. I arrive Christmas Eve Day and leave on January 7th, so I’ll be there for two weeks. At this point I don’t know exactly where “home” will be because my parents sold our house and are currently living in a rental, which they hope to leave at the beginning of November, but my entire family lives in Vermont, so I know I won’t have to worry about having a place to stay.
I originally was going to spend Christmas in Chile, so being able to go home is doubly exciting for me! Thanks, new job!