Funniest line in comment history: “3 job interviews in a day is indeed awesome. And also proves you are not still in the US. Haha!”
(How very true!)
So I had work after walking out of my first interview. I’m only teaching for 16 hours so far, but they’ll be dumping up to 30 on me soon enough.
I like the school – they aren’t one of the highest paying, but they have wonderful facilities and support for their teachers including workshops, etc and it seems they have great opportunities for motivated teachers who want this to be their career (as opposed to using it as a way to travel Europe for a bit).
Surprisingly, they threw me into 2 exam classes, which makes me nervous. Exam classes are the classes that people take to learn English specifically to pass English language tests for whatever reason – work, school, etc. It’ll look good on my resume.
I’m bouncing back and forth between being really excited – I’m really a TEACHER now! – and really, really nervous. I start tomorrow with 1 class from 8:00 to 10 am. I haven’t gotten up that early in AAAAAGES.
The flat situation still sucks. Been staying in a hostel/hotel/pension so far. The first night was in a GREAT little room in a hostel, but they had to move me to a room in their hotel (came in last minute with reservations that never went through) and then moved AGAIN to a crappy little room and of course THAT’S the one that’s free for me to stay in all week. Going to see a flat tonight in my “dream neighborhood” in the Malastrana section. The location couldn’t be more perfect and it’s in the price range – though am suspicious because this is THE neighborhood to be in. There’s a million trams and night trams running by, tons of coffeeshops and it’s not uber touristy.
*thumbs held* (as they say in the Czech Republic).
What else…? I have more pics to upload. I’m dead tired and sick of living out of a suitcase. I’m eating WAY too much crap again (there’s this metro stop that has this little pastry shop where they make everything fresh every day, all day and they have the BEST CHOCOLATE CROISSANTS EVER). And oy with the coffee. Videnske Kava – strong coffee topped with whipped cream. But I found a wonderful little asian farmer’s market with perfect fruit and a great price so I stuffed myself full of raspberries last night.
I have so much to say, and so many thoughts yet I just can’t seem to get it all out yet. I’ve had moments of frustration and “oh, to be in the safe comfort of mom & dad’s house again…” but as someone also pointed out – “welcome home, again.” 🙂
So when are you coming to visit?