(Written 16th November)
This last week seems to have provided me with a massive learning curve… I was offered a position in Sardinia that I had randomly applied for before I came to Galicia to start next Monday. They wanted me to leave my job here (2weeks before the end of my contract) to start there before their new classes started. Talk about being put in a dilemma- this indecisive Pisces spent her 24 hours off weighing up pros and cons. In the end I decided that it wasn’t fair to leave my current job with less than one week’s notice and that I actually liked the people I work with and would feel pretty guilty letting them down. Plus, since going to Barcelona I have for some reason become quite passionate about learning Spanish, and Italian doesn’t really have the same appeal. It took a while, but I finally got there- I was going to turn the job down. I headed to my laptop 15minutes later to find a new email sitting in my inbox offering me to start in Sardinia in January… Talk about the decision being taken out of my hands and getting an instant reply to my prayers for help! I accepted. I still want to learn Spanish and want to go to Madrid, but if all else fails I have a pretty sweet backup plan! Feeling very lucky right now. Guess it proves that everything always works out for the best in the end and that for me I guess loyalty will always come first.
And since then, camp life hasn’t been too shabby either. Last night I managed to put together a rather successful scary night along with the other monitors and teachers for a bunch of 13 and 14 year olds. Was quite proud of myself for successfully getting some genuine screams out of the boys and reducing one girl to tears. However, I did have to tell my girls later that night that I had made up the story and that ‘Vanessa’ did not really exist, in order to get them to sleep!