What Do You Mean “In The Countryside”?

We always experience stressful moments when waiting for important pieces of news to be announced. Especially if the news is going to decide what will become of you in the near future. I experienced this feeling when I was expecting the place I’d be appointed in after having successfully graduated from the teacher’s training center. My wait lasted for about three agonizing months, and the result was a bit shocking. Well, a lot shocking…

Actually, before you get appointed anywhere, you have to fill in a form mentioning where you want to be appointed. This, however, doesn’t mean you’ll get to work wherever you want. It’s just used to see if there is any possibility to get you there, otherwise, they appoint you in the nearest place, if possible.

I chose to be appointed in a city near the capital. I made that decision because I wanted to be near all the important institutions, especially universities since I had dreams of pursuing my higher studies.

Nevertheless, the place I had to go work and live in, was a countryside rather in the north of the country. The news shocked me that I yelled at the person who announced it to me through the phone: “WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT’S A COUNTRYSIDE?”

…I got under the shock of not being appointed where I had chosen for a relatively long time. Then, I decided to open Google Maps and check where that place was located. I saw it was in the north and the nearest city was only 10 KM away. “GREAT!” I whispered. Still mad, though. However, I got even sadder when I realised the nearest university was 130 km away. This was heartrending and made my ambitions shrink in a disastrous way.

A few days later, I got to get over it. I took some minutes to have a conversation with the frustrated side of me. “Life goes on, anyway. You need to compose yourself and accept the challenge, you’ve always liked challenges and you’ve always lived up to yourand your parents’ expectations. So, why not this time?”

To be continued…

Rain Dancer

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4 responses to “What Do You Mean “In The Countryside”?”

  1. Lynne Diligent says :

    I really could feel your hopefulness about where you would be assigned, as well as your subsequent shock as to where you were actually assigned! How about telling us how the school and classrooms where you are teaching are the same or different from your expectations prior to obtaining a teaching position?

    • raindancer86 says :

      Thank you Lynne for understanding my feelings.
      I will discuss all those things in my next articles 🙂

  2. Donna says :

    I’ve begun reading your posts Raindancer, and I’m so curious about where you are teaching. Are some of the pictures true depictions? Good luck with your teaching!!!

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