News from Nebraska…

September 16th, 2014
Flashback about 2 months ago. I’m guessing it was a rainy lazy day in Taiwan and sometimes I get these slight panics of “oh my goodness what am I gonna do when I get home…” To ease these thoughts I apply for jobs. Anything and everything goes during these searches including places I have never considered and jobs I may not be qualified for. I trust that God is in control and whatever happens during these frantic searches is a plan being devised. 
And so it goes. I got an email from a lady in Indonesia asking if I would be interested in an interview. Keep in mind they prefer teachers with a background in education and sign teachers for a year contract. None of which I could offer. However, I do enjoy speaking with people in other country’s and I wanted to see what she could offer me as well. 
We had a great conversation. And she offered me the job on the spot. I knew that EF Indonesia had schools all over the archipelago. I was unsure where my location would be until she told me. Makassar, in South Sulawesi. 

I negotiated a 7-month contract. What this means is…I have another teaching job from November until the end of May 2015, a paid flight home, and I still get 2 weeks paid at Christmas! 

I booked my ticket today. It feels a bit more real now. I leave near the end of October. I am excited for my layover in Chicago to see a dear friend and then off from Chicago to Abu Dhabi to Jakarta. Had to book a separate flight (it was way cheaper this way) from Jakarta to Makassar. 
I’m not sure how to feel right now. Of course I am excited, nervous, scared, freaking out, thrilled, anxious etc. So whatever that emoticon for those emotions is I’m not sure…

Before arriving to Indonesia a “telex” was arranged. Since I am from Nebraska, I am able to either send in my documents to the Chicago consulate or take care of the paperwork in person. The process takes 3 business days. Because I like to plan ahead I am attempting to take care of the paperwork prior to arriving in Chicago on Monday as my flight to Jakarta departs on Thursday.

September 19th

Have you ever looked at a starry morning sky? Pitch black with night lingering and the sliver of shining moon and a thousand stars are your only light besides the fading street lamps and blinking caution light at the major town intersection. 5:30 a.m. the stillest part of the day. The most peaceful moments. No emotions to feel, no anger to hold, just motions of driving and working out. The brain is still trying to figure out what’s going on, but no to do lists have filled it yet, just dreams fading from thought trying to process the night’s sleep. This stillness is not felt everywhere…only found in quiet places, no traffic, no people, no noise, no distractions. It’s where to go to feel, to gather thoughts before immersing into the busy-ness of cities and foreign lands. It’s needed to refresh. reenergize, and just Be. Much needed to know this feeling this morning. Relish in these moments to know the stars, the moon, the dark, and the quiet, to distinguish this feeling from light, tasks, busy-ness. From noise and characters. From languages not heard, from clouded skies, and crazy traffic.

Cheers to another month in the states~ and the next adventure!!!

September 27-28th

Fam jam weekend.

Spent the weekend with the whole family. Timmie drove up from STL to meet us in Lincoln. It was great to get everyone together after being dispersed around the country and globe. Attended the Husker game (we won!!!). Took pictures. (See below.) And just chilled out together. Sunday morning we went to brunch at Dixie Quicks…a restaurant featured on the show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. It was delicious and everyone should go here asap. Menu items included: Oatmeal topped with vanilla bean ice cream, Sexual Chocolate french toast ((chocolate syrup, banana slices, nuts and whipped cream), Dixie Scramble, Biscuits and Gravy, and Chiliquillas. True Fuehrer fashion…amazing food (don’t worry come Monday we will be at the gym!), laughter, and jokes… (If you’re wondering…yes! we do have our disagreements…but we try and make the absolute best of our short time together…I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family!) Love them.

Dixie Quicks Food!!!

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