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5 John S
23 Nov 2018 ·
I very much need to prepare lessons - busy literally all weekend and this evening. Buuuuut I have zero motivation and very tired eyes, and I can't make myself :(
Alaina T
23 Nov 2018 ·

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Cindy M
23 Nov 2018 ·

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9 John S
02 Nov 2018 ·
Just got engaged #romance
Miranda M
02 Nov 2018 ·

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Gabrielle H
02 Nov 2018 ·

Congratulations!

Gabrielle H
02 Nov 2018 ·

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Keeping Track A
02 Nov 2018 ·

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Keeping Track A
02 Nov 2018 ·

Wow! Congrats!

Jeff M
02 Nov 2018 ·

Congratulations!!

Maite P
02 Nov 2018 ·

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John S
02 Nov 2018 ·

Thanks so much everyone 😄

Cindy M
02 Nov 2018 ·

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Cindy M
02 Nov 2018 ·

Wow! Congratulations! Glad things are working out!

John S
05 Nov 2018 ·

Thanks Cindy!

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4 John S
24 Oct 2018 ·
Still unable to get ahead with lesson planning. Tomorrow not finished and it's 2am. Ten hours of planning today. Boss talked about lowering standards, but I'm no perfectionist
John S
24 Oct 2018 ·

It just takes a long time to think up, plan, get materials, design activities. If I don't I just won't have enough to fill the time

John S
24 Oct 2018 ·

Struggling already to find time to design assessments for students, let alone mark then

John S
24 Oct 2018 ·

Hope for 4 hours sleep…

Maria K
24 Oct 2018 ·

Big hugs and good luck.

Cindy M
25 Oct 2018 ·

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Cindy M
25 Oct 2018 ·

Big hugs - you're in my thoughts

John S
02 Nov 2018 ·

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5 John S
10 Oct 2018 ·
Trying to break bad routine of all-night lesson prep and irregular sleep. Fingers crossed #sleep Can't keep doing this
Cindy M
10 Oct 2018 ·

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Cindy M
10 Oct 2018 ·

Hope you're getting some rest

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4 John S
06 Oct 2018 ·
Worn out. Had good week with gf but minimal progress on lesson planning. #Tired. Too much #work. Frustrating lack of time to read up before writing lessons!
Pamela H
06 Oct 2018 ·

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Cindy M
07 Oct 2018 ·

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Cindy M
07 Oct 2018 ·

Good to see you tho hope things improve on the work front. And there must be so much to adjust to. Nice about the gf though:)

John S
10 Oct 2018 ·

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4 John S
30 Sep 2018 ·
Haven't updated in far too long. Okay but tired out from #work and a bit #stressed. Salary still not come through not expenses so all bank accounts overdrawn, living on remaining cash #money
Jenna L
30 Sep 2018 ·

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Penelope P
30 Sep 2018 ·

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Keeping Track A
30 Sep 2018 ·

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Tuxi A
01 Oct 2018 ·

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5 John S
14 Sep 2018 ·
Haven't been on much! VPNs and limited internet make it hard to keep up a routine, and I also have been strictly warned to keep MHP secret. Which is not ideal but hey.
John S
14 Sep 2018 ·

Teaching is going better than expected mostly. Classes are about twice the size I was told. Subjects are mostly interesting though. I need to learn to better compress topics!

Zoe D
14 Sep 2018 ·

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Maite P
14 Sep 2018 ·

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Cindy M
14 Sep 2018 ·

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Tasha S
15 Sep 2018 ·

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Lydia R
15 Sep 2018 ·

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3 John S
14 Sep 2018 ·
Have been sleeping badly and weird hours recently - just can't get to sleep at normal times. Now have stomach bug :( #sleep #health Trying to keep up with prep for #work though
John S
14 Sep 2018 ·

I am normally the first person to say 'What are you doing? Don't work when you're ill!' but it's lesson prep and these 3 days are my free time. If I don't, I'll have 18 hours of teaching this week with absolutely no content to teach = disaster.

Zoe D
14 Sep 2018 ·

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Robin R
14 Sep 2018 ·

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Maite P
14 Sep 2018 ·

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Cindy M
14 Sep 2018 ·

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Tasha S
15 Sep 2018 ·

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Lydia R
15 Sep 2018 ·

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5 John S
03 Sep 2018 ·
I thought I was getting over the sleep and jetlag issues, but teaching my first class today and have slept for three hours. Meetings and things all day so no time for a nap #sleep #work
Maite P
03 Sep 2018 ·

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Cindy M
04 Sep 2018 ·

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Cindy M
04 Sep 2018 ·

Good to see a post - sure the class will be brilliant!

Alain S
04 Sep 2018 · NEW

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Etta B
04 Sep 2018 ·

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Lydia R
04 Sep 2018 ·

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4 John S
31 Aug 2018 ·
Another 3 hour night. Got up to find friend back home has injured self and also wants to do some soul-searching. Want to support but I'm so #tired and kind of burned out through work :(
Carmen H
31 Aug 2018 ·

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Janine S
01 Sep 2018 ·

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Love 1
01 Sep 2018 ·

Hard to give support when we need rest and self-care. Hopefully you will be resourced after some downtime.

Kara L
01 Sep 2018 ·

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4 John S
31 Aug 2018 ·
Can't seem to get more than 3 hours' #sleep
Janine S
01 Sep 2018 ·

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Love 1
01 Sep 2018 ·

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Kara L
01 Sep 2018 ·

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3 John S
21 Aug 2018 ·
It's rushed here at last. Last night at home before the move overseas. Said goodnight to my parents for the last time in a year at least. #Sad and #tired and #homesick already
John S
21 Aug 2018 ·

I know it's interesting and exciting and romantic, but right now I can't feel any of that, only what I'm losing. Feel like crying. I just wanted this week to last forever

Penelope P
21 Aug 2018 ·

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Tuxi A
22 Aug 2018 ·

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Tuxi A
22 Aug 2018 ·

I know how hard that is... and it will probably be that way after every vacation at home, but once you are there, you will probably have a good time... Starting in a new country is fun... :)

Tasha S
22 Aug 2018 ·

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sonny S
22 Aug 2018 ·

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Love 1
22 Aug 2018 ·

Definitely not easy sayig good bye to loved ones. Where are you off to?

Cindy M
22 Aug 2018 ·

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Cindy M
22 Aug 2018 ·

I've been there too, John, and I also felt sadness (and, as Tuxi says, you may well feel that every time you 'leave' again). But hope you and the gf find it's all worth it - and better to realise now it's not all romance and excitement! Big hugs xx

John S
23 Aug 2018 ·

Thanks everyone. It's good to have your encouragement! Just arrived in China so just need to stay awake long enough to reach my accommodation x

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4 John S
19 Aug 2018 ·
Wiped out. Hectic packing last night and this morning followed by (nice) family meal, taking gf to hotel and carrying cases cos broken lift, snuggling time, came back to work on lesson planning
John S
19 Aug 2018 ·

and immediately brother phoned wanting a family Skype with us all and his kids. I'm just so #tired and I can't see any likely let-up until about November. I think I'm not adapting too well to sharing living space again :( but at least that's temp.

Cindy M
19 Aug 2018 ·

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7 John S
19 Aug 2018 ·
Nice lunch with gf and parents #family #food
Cindy M
19 Aug 2018 ·

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6 John S
18 Aug 2018 ·
Long few days of packing, looking after gf, spending time with family etc. Finally got most of my packing done and escaping by myself for a walk with a podcast
Sydney P
18 Aug 2018 ·

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Cindy M
19 Aug 2018 ·

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Cindy M
19 Aug 2018 ·

Glad you're getting some time on your own. Your new life sounds exciting!

John S
19 Aug 2018 ·

Thanks, I really needed it!

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5 John S
17 Aug 2018 ·
Off to get my visa (I hope). #tired just feels there is a relentless stream of things to do and no end in sight. Nothing really bad, just exhausting
John S
17 Aug 2018 ·

Still got to finish packing, poor away everything I'm not taking, write my courses that have no existing syllabus, while trying to make time for family and friends before I leave

John S
17 Aug 2018 ·

Of course also trying to explore and strengthen relationship with gf while she is jetlagged and I'm overwhelmed so that's fun

Maite P
17 Aug 2018 ·

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Tasha S
17 Aug 2018 ·

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John S
17 Aug 2018 ·

Got my visa!

sonny S
17 Aug 2018 ·

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5 John S
15 Aug 2018 ·
Phew. Collected GF from airport, applied for visa, travelled to another city for the night, came back via a series of cancelled trains, and finally got home after dropping her at her hotel.
John S
15 Aug 2018 ·

Completely wiped tbh #tired No downtime during the days! And going round unfamiliar places, travelling, sorting travel problems, getting room changed at hotel because her ground-floor window wouldn't shut..

John S
15 Aug 2018 ·

Got to get used to spending a LOT more time with another person, and also physicality of non-long-distance. Hopefully it'll get easier quickly...

Zoe D
15 Aug 2018 ·

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Cindy M
15 Aug 2018 ·

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5 John S
01 Aug 2018 ·
Trying to keep on top of a lot of communications while also fighting off fatigue and preparing to move continent. Could be going better
Cindy M
01 Aug 2018 ·

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Cindy M
01 Aug 2018 ·

That sounds pretty tough. Hope

Cindy M
01 Aug 2018 ·

Aaaargh! Stupid fat fingers! Remember to look after yourself

Lydia R
01 Aug 2018 ·

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01 Aug 2018 ·

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01 Aug 2018 ·

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01 Aug 2018 ·

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5 John S
01 Aug 2018 ·
Progress on work permit! Should be happier but just so #tired
GENIE S
01 Aug 2018 · NEW

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Tasha S
01 Aug 2018 ·

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5 John S
30 Jul 2018 ·
Finally getting to bed. Here's hoping for #sleep
Tasha S
31 Jul 2018 ·

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sonny S
31 Jul 2018 ·

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