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The Hailstorm in My Brain These Days

A year ago today I was on a plane back to the US after 10 very long, full, difficult months of living and teaching (sort of) at Faith Academy.  This June 6 is very different.

The 2013-2014 school year ended a week ago today, and part of me still can't believe it's really over.  The kids are gone, most of them to different countries, the staff has dispersed to corners of the city and the world, and I've managed to move everything I own three times in the last week (long story...).  I have another 3.5 weeks before I'm back on US soil for good and many people have asked me lately,

"Why are you staying the extra month?  Why not just go back now?  You're done here -- don't you want to be back in the US?"

They seem like easy, innocent questions.  Yes, of course I want to be back in the land of my best friends, great coffee, four full seasons, and Spotify.  But I also don't want to rush too quickly out of this season.  Quite frankly, when a season that s…