Hello world (outside of China)!
Yes, I am still alive and yes, still very much in the PRC.
Due to horrible internet connectivity and a lessening amount of patience, along with Chinese New Year holiday and a fabulous vacation home to the beautiful southern California, I have been M.I.A in the blog world.
1. I am currently loving and thankful for btunnel.com - though I can't post pictures or leave comments/interact, I CAN check Facebook, my blog, and other such censored and blocked sites here. woo!
2. My vacation home was absolutely fabulous. It included sleeping, eating Mexican food, visiting family and friends, digging a HUGE hole in our backyard to help my mom plant fruit trees, enjoying the beach, sunshine, blue skies, warm weather, a soft bed, real water pressure, a roadtrip to Modesto with my mom to visit Evan's family, a visit to Old Sacramento, a weekend in Big Bear playing in the snow, and overall just loving being home.
3. I am not alone anymore! Yes, it's true. My boyfriend Evan came back to Shantou with me to teach at another school in the city. He currently has a 6 mo. contract helping adults better their English skills and helping high school students prepare for exams allowing them to study abroad in English speaking countries. The work is easy, the pay decent, and I am MORE than happy to finally have a friend and companion in this often lonely city. Praise God! My dinners are no longer eaten alone in front of my computer screen and my weekends now have a buddy to roam the streets with. yay!
China is still big, busy, and full of people.
I have 6 months left in my contract and am currently praying about extending it or moving onto my next adventure.
I am back at school and busy as ever, doing my best do learn this teaching thing.
HE is still good.
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life." - Proverbs 30:12
Seeking my dreams, still finding my heart, and knowing it all leads to Him in the end.