Taking Stock

On occasion you find it’s time to take stock of your life, and re-assess your priorities.

A few moments to consider your familial, emotional,physical and financial balance.
As I look around at my family, more immediately my wife and young son, I see that things are okay there. Our oldest son has returned to school. Our daughter is coping with family and business. Our grandchildren are well. Our little guy Wyatt has jumped into school head first, and is doing well. Emily has taken the financial reins of TEFL Indonesia and it looks to be another success. So far,as someone more succinct than myself has said, so good.
As for our teacher-training center; it runs at somewhat less capacity than we’d hoped – but it does run.
Our emotional state can be best described as anxious with a pinch of panic. No dramas, just life in the third millennium(as it is reckoned by some). Stress from work, and pressure from home tend to cross over at times. Wyatt has been dealing with a school-yard/classroom bully, and seems to be struggling with focus in the classroom.
Our paperwork seems to grow with each passing day. The internet, which is impossible to ignore in any modern work place, is an ongoing tragedy. As much due to badly maintained networks, as it is to a wonky connection. I have my secondary two class working on a project called ‘student stress’, and some are doing well.
So how to deal with life? I get up a little early. Check mail, and then do my push-ups, sit-ups and a few repetitions with the dumbbells if I remember. I’ve actually toned up a bit, and managed to drop five kilos.
Hope you’re all doing well

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Author: duplezwrites

I have been in Asia since early 1996, and have taught in local schools, universities and language schools in South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, and China. I was director of studies at language schools in China and a secondary school administrator in Indonesia. Along the way, I've been a teacher-trainer in Korea, China, Thailand, and Indonesia. More importantly, and I hope more efficiently, I've been a husband, father and grandfather.

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