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denise



Joined: 23 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
I really need advice too. What time should I get up in the morning ? What do you think I should have for breakfast ?

Is it hard being grown-up ?


Get up with the sun, and make the most of your day!!! And I find that a simple breakfast of bread and fruit gets me going. But whatever you do, DO NOT skip breakfast!!! It's the most important meal of the day--make time for it!

Back to the topic--I realize that Wildberry's question was verrrrry open-ended, but still, he/she (sorry, Wildberry!) did ask for ANY advice--maybe s/he was just looking for people's experiences with their own first teaching jobs. There are so many possibilities that it can be difficult to narrow them down.

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michaeld.chicago



Joined: 30 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

true dat, scotty boy ... just make the most of wherever you decide to go and remember that it's not permanent if you don't want it to be.

the path of excess leads to the palace of wisdom... or some shit like that...
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SweetOne



Joined: 19 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great question, Ns. Wildberry (I am assuming female, as I can't imagine a guy --- straight, that is --- chosing such a name... but I digress)

I understand your question. AS A NEWBIE, we are full of wonder and excitement at the prospect of finally gelling love of travel, interest in other people and teaching into one cosmic unit. Because I am not from the EU, I cannot, yet, teach in Europe. However, I am exploring the possibility of getting Irish citizenship based on the fact that my grandmother was born in Ireland. This will open up that door for me, so I am looking there. BUT, in the meantime (it will take a while), I am also considering going to China for a variety of reasons. For one thing, I am a newbie and they are a bit more flexible with lack of in-class experience. I am degreed, certified, and not greedy. China is also willing to pick up the tab to get me there. Quite appealing!! Turkey, on the other hand is where I want to live out my life. Granted, I have been to that country before and fell in love with it, so it might be that I want to go somewhere somewhat familiar. On the other hand, China will be a great place to get experience. On the other hand (how many do I have????), I am also intrigued by the posters here who have said (in other threads) that a person NOT from the EU can still teach in Spain (though illegally).

So, I suppose there are no easy answers, but your question, IS VALID. The old timers are somewhat burned out, and annoyed at times by the newbie enthusiasm, but that's okay. I forgive them and hope you don't take too much offense at the offensiveness thrown at you. Khermit (spelling?) is nice (or so I gather from SOME of his posts) and the others, too.

Just take what ya need and leave the rest....

Peace, Love and Happiness
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michaeld.chicago



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you, denise. just one more question from you - do you want to sleep in the wet spot or should i?
xoxo,
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denise



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

michaeld.chicago,

Um, did I miss something?!?! You're making me blush! Very Happy

SweetOne,

What an encouraging post! You rock! Keep up the enthusiasm.

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michaeld.chicago



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denise - you didn't miss anything - i'm just presuming we're going to knock boots. i'm an optimist.
what do you say?
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