This weekend I traveled back to my previous city for a 5K. While I was there I met up with several friends for board games and dinner, stayed with two friends, then caught up with several more yesterday morning. It’s been a month and a half since I last saw them. I knew that I missed them a lot, but I didn’t realize just how much until I was there. I wasn’t a fan of the city itself, but I loved the people who were in my life there-friends, colleagues and of course my previous students. Going back can be a tricky thing and it was hard to leave my friends there…again.
I did get to see one of my best friends and we exchanged birthday gifts. She got me the board game Pandemic and I can’t wait to play it! I’ve played it 2-3 times before and really enjoyed it. Last year I found the expansion, unused, at goodwill, but never got around to buying the game itself. Now I have a new board game to play—or at least one that’s not currently packed away until I move again.
Speaking of geekery, I bought my ticket to Toomanygames! Another friend will be going with me and we’ll be getting a hotel for Saturday night (staying just for Saturday and Sunday). There will be some amazing guests there and it’ll be an amazing time (based on what others have told me). Extra bonus, my summer vacation starts the following week! I do still need to order my advance ticket for Avengers: Age of Ultron this week. I’ll be going to an Alamo theater and their tickets tend to sell out the week before (if its a major movie).
Following up on a previous post about graduate school…I’ve decided not to go for it just yet. Instead, I’m working on adding my Special Education endorsement in Special Education Prek-12, which I should have by the end of next summer or by December. It varies by state, but in Virginia you have to complete special courses (some of my Elementary classes transfer), get proof of teaching for at least a year in a accredited school and pass the VCLA. I only need to take 8 classes, which I’ll be doing through an online program through a university here in Virginia.
Do you ever travel back to places you used to live?