Getaway

90 days

to the Getaway

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to new adventure

to new life

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to fresh sadness

and fresh joy

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90 days

seems a lifetime today

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But even lifetimes can pass

in the span of one breath


It came to my attention earlier that my adventure as an English teacher in Thailand starts in exactly 90 days from today. I’ve been pondering this thought for the majority of the day and was planning on blogging about it in some way, shape or form.

As luck would have it, I logged on to WordPress to findΒ that Mara’s Poetry Rehab topic for today is “Getaway” — and I just knew this was the way for me to express my thoughts about my own upcoming getaway. I’ve never participated in Poetry Rehab before (and, for that matter, was never even involved with Poetry 101 in the first place), but I figured, there is no time like the present to start!

Although Thailand will be far more than a simple relaxing vacation, it is still going to be the adventure of a lifetime–a getaway to a new place, a new culture, a whole new lifestyle–and for that, I can’t wait.

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22 Replies to “Getaway”

    1. Thailand and France are such different countries, so we’ll both have incredibly unique experiences. That said, people are people everywhere, and I’m sure we’ll both meet so many wonderful people on our journeys and learn so much along the way.

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  1. Britta, what a perfect way to begin the 90 days before your departure! Through poetry! Indeed it will be the adventure of a lifetime that will influence you forever! I am excited for you to embark on this journey of teaching and of learning! Thank you for sharing your emotions with us!!

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    1. Well, I guess I am, now. 89 more days to go! Haha, really, I had no intention of counting down the days until someone in the Facebook group I’m in for everyone who will be taking the teaching certificate course in Chiang Mai come September commented yesterday that there were 90 more days to go. That’s how I became aware of the number of days.

      I can’t wait to share my stories and oh my goodness, I CANNOT wait to eat all the food!

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  2. I totally second that traveling nurse πŸ™‚ Just make sure you bring your favorite clothes, it’s so hard to get proper clothes there, Thai girls are so skinny and pretty short. Plus you’ll see, they have their own sense of fashion. Beautiful on them, but man.. not every girl is built like a tiny little Barbie πŸ˜‰
    You’ll have a blast, I am so excited for you!

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    1. I’m not going anywhere in the blogosphere, Gema. Believe me, when I’m feeling lonely and homesick in a completely new country (and even though I’m so excited, I’m sure I will have those darker moments, too), I know I will find solace in blogging and connecting to all of you here. I also will be so excited to share my experiences with you. So, even if my posts are shorter and I do end up spending less time here, I wont abandon this space completely. πŸ™‚

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  3. That’s a powerful poem! I love it how you combine poetry with your own personal experience. I do hope you’ll enjoy your exotic adventure and will have a good time over there! Thank you very much for sharing your poem and all the best 90 days from now…

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    1. Thank you, Mara. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I’m getting quite excited for my exotic adventure and hope all will go well. I will definitely be blogging about 90 days from now. Perhaps not right away, but it will happen eventually. πŸ™‚

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