When my students were promoted to second grade they recited a poem.
Hello, Summer! — (A Last Day of School Poem)
by Gregory K.
It begins with the lines
You can find me at the beach…
(The entire poem can be found here)
I think of this poem today because it was my last day of work. If fact my last day in Kuwait, for the foreseeable future. I have packed my bags and am ready to go. This fall I will stay in Canada rather than teach abroad. I do this to be able to spend time with my family. If things don’t work out at home I can hit the road again but at least for one year I’ll make a go of it.
My summer starts right now. I get in a cab after posting this and I head to Skopje, Macedonia. There I begin 3 weeks of travel around the Balkans before I head to London to meet mom and dad to travel around Ireland and the U.K.