I appreciate the comments on yesterday's blog with the top 10 list. I think I'm going to make that a daily thing for awhile. I wrote in my paper journal on the way home from work today. My writing was a little shaky as the train bounced along, but the half-hour commute is often a good time for me to do a little writing and reflecting. Or snoozing, but today I wrote.
Have I shared here yet that I'm going to be accompanied by a 14-year-old friend when I travel from Germany to the States this summer? It was her family's idea to send her along with me because she wants to work on her English. This should be a very interesting experience seeing as I am single with no kids and just a wee bit older than she is!
This means that I'm not sure what my role is going to be - I'm not her parent, not her "buddy" and not really her teacher. Her dad (who's paying for her trip) told me that he's expecting us to speak nothing but English once we get on the plane in Stuttgart! I've already told her that I'd be calling on her to journal her experience, but rather than be the journal police, I'm going to ask her to be my accountability partner for that task. I think that will make it fun for both of us!