What an exciting e-mail this is! I met my dear friend Bety (sadly we are no longer friends but I won’t get into that now) and I got a job!
I’m sorry it has been a few days since I have written, but I have been having so much fun that I didn’t have time! First of all…I DID IT! I did exactly what I said I was going to do. I moved here and I got a job as a teacher. I started training today. The school is called Ingles Individual. (My very good friend’s husband recently told me that I was his teacher there!) It pays less that the other two schools where I applied, but it is a good place to start. You have only 1-3 students per class. I am so happy, but it sure was hard to get up at 6:45 am this morning. It is funny how someone like me could get used to being unemployed so quickly. I must say, I was really starting to enjoy it. (That’s because I didn’t have a baby! HAHA) I will usually be working a split shift. For example, this week I will work 8-12, and then 5-9. Not bad, huh?
I am officially tan now, as I went to the beach on Saturday and Sunday. Also, I danced my butt off this weekend! On Friday night I went to Azucar (Azucar is closed now. It makes me sooo sad. That is where I met my husband. Thank goodness I went one last time when I was pregnant with my son. My mom and I went…on my due date!) with two girls from my building, Bety and Mariela. On Saturday night I went to Mambo Cafe with Bety and her friend Mari from Playa del Carmen. Next weekend Bety and I are going to Playa to visit Mari, go out, go to the beach, etc. Bety is 29, single and so sweet. I really like her. And she likes to go to salsa clubs!
On Saturday I went to the beach alone. I had to listen to my Walkman (Walkman?! haha That will tell you just how long I’ve been living here!) to drown out the sounds of the drunk spring breakers and the DJ that was egging them on. YUCK! Yesterday Bety and Mari and I went to a different beach, but on the bus on the way home we were accosted by spring breakers again. I tell you, they make me embarrassed to be a gringa.
Anyway, before I left Chicago, Jason from work told me that the first two weeks would be the hardest, and he was absolutely right. I feel fine now. I feel settled, I am learning more Spanish, and I am happy. Of course, I
wish I could transplant some of you down here with me, but part of the adventure is being far away from everyone you love and everyone who loves you.
Love to all,
PS I bought my TV. Thank God! I must say, watching Third Watch and The Nanny in Spanish is a little strange. (I still HATE watching programs that are dubbed over in Spanish. Obnoxious! Use captions!)
PPS Oh! My feet are much better. I think the salt water helps. (Yes (friend), Cindy Crawfish is here!)
Stay tuned for Kristin’s adventures as an English teacher in Mexico!