We have a nice young man subbing in the 4th grade class at school this week. He is among the hundreds of new graduates hoping to find a teaching job in an era of extreme educational layoffs. But since he is single, he has more options available to him than his fellow married teacher candidates. He can easily up and move to teach anywhere in the world if he wants to.
|Class at Crossroads English School in Pampady, India
I gave him a folder I’ve been saving full of pamphlets of agencies for teaching abroad. Our conversation reminded me of the positives a single life can bring. We are free to take advantage of opportunities that arise and not worry about it affecting our kid’s little league schedule or spouse’s promotion at work. Adventure is an easily packed suitcase away.
|Not Mr. Right!
I have visited schools in Africa and India, but the timing never seemed right for me to pursue an overseas music teaching career full-time. Who knows though, maybe someday I will make it back and teach those lovely children what the little black dots on a sheet of music are called. In the meantime, I will continue jumping solo and being the most fabulous single gal there ever was!