Remember Me?

I have to apologize.  I have been a very bad blogger lately.  Why is it the moment you commit to something things start to get busy?  I promise I will try to do better from here on out.

So, why the disappearing act?  Well, I enrolled in a TEFL teacher training course.  It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I returned from Italy last summer.  I started the classes on July 11th and have since completed the course….sort of.  After I completed the teacher training course, I decided to register for a couple specializations that will go towards my certificate and also add to my teacher training hours.  Once I have finished the specializations, I will be able to take my certificate across the pond and apply for English teaching jobs and finally make my dream of moving to Italy a reality.

Things are definitely moving.  The goals I set for myself a year ago are slowly coming to fruition and I’m excited for what lies ahead.  Originally, I had hoped that I would already be in Italy by now, but I am learning patience and how important patience is to this whole process.  I want to do this right.  The details are still up in the air at the moment, but I know that everything will work out.  How do I know?  When you want something, with all your heart and soul, there is no reason it won’t work out.  Besides, I am blessed to have some amazing people on my side, who want what’s best for me and will do what they can, from wherever they are, to help me along the way.

Well, now that we are all up-to-date with the goings on, it’s time to get back to blogging.  I hope to fit more writing into my schedule, because I’ve missed it so much and I’ve missed all of you too!!

Thanks for your patience!

  1. Leanne in Italy

    August 17, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Ciao Lulu! I have so missed reading your blog. Finally I can read and comment again!
    So exciting that things are coming together for you. Do you know when you may be coming over this side? Do you think you’ll be here for the next Ferragosto? Best of luck with everything and I hope to be meeting you next year or sometime not far off xxx

    Leanne!!! I have missed you and your blog!! Things are definitely coming together now and it’s both exciting and scary. I definitely have every intention of being in Italy next Ferragosto, in fact I am hoping to be in Italy before the end of the year! You need to email me and fill me in on what’s happening with you!! I really hope we get to meet up and hang out in Italy very very soon. Baci!!

  2. Travelingsuep

    August 13, 2009 at 3:23 am

    Congrats on getting your certificate.

    I don’t want to spoil your plans and be negative, especially as you seem so upbeat in your blog, but maybe add a bit of realism.

    Be warned the tefl salaries in Italy, as most of Europe are very bad and do not increase much with experience. If/when you are offered a job please please check the “contact” hours you will work, These shouldn’t be more than 25 per wk. Find out if they pay your accommodation/travel/bills etc. A positive is they like to recruit newly qualified teachers as then the schools can justify the bad packages.

    I have 9 yrs experience teaching tefl worldwide so if you would like to ask me anything pls email me. i can also point you in the direction of some tefl forums should you need it.
    Sx

    Thank you for your advice. I have been looking into this for quite some time now and have talked at length with many who have already moved to Italy to teach English. My TEFL course also provided me with great tools on what to look for in job offers/contracts. I am certainly not going into this blind! 🙂 I will definitely email you should I have any questions. Thanks again!! 🙂

  3. Laura from Ciao Amalfi

    August 4, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Ciao! Bentornato! 🙂 Congrats on the TEFL teaching training. I look forward to hearing about your plans and adventures coming up!

  4. Liz

    August 4, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I am so happy for you! It’s so nice to see you making your dreams become reality. I am positive there are many wonderful things still waiting to be disovered on your path back to where your heart resides. Truly inspirational!

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