I can’t help but marvel at how lucky I am.
I won the lottery of birth (have you met my parents and siblings??), and I consistently receive undue privileges based on my race, class, and nationality. I travel the world with relative ease, simply because of my name and my passport, and I was able to move abroad because of my class.
What I am good at and what I love to do are the exact same thing, and I get the best kids in the world every single year. I even get to continue watching them grow once I set them loose, as many stay in contact with me after they leave my classroom or I leave their country.
I am enriched by so many relationships around the world, and technology makes it possible to text someone 9000 miles away when I’m having a bad day. It is so comforting to be known by people, and to be able to reconnect with friends in a seamless way.
And, I get to live here for the next two years: