On Friday, I only had two of my classes at Morne Vert because the other two were gone for the day. It was a little sad because as much as I disliked my job here, I am going to miss the kids. Working with the kids was the only part of my job that I actually enjoyed (big surprise since I don't actually like kids very much). I was flooded with hugs and bisous as I said goodbye, and I was really touched by how many kids said they were going to miss me. I took pictures with them, which I would love to post, but I don't think that's legal..?
I feel like I'm already enjoying Martinique so much more. I didn't realize how much that job stressed me out until it was over. I'm glad I did this program because of the experiences it gave me, but the program itself is in need of a lot of improvement. But then again, the entire reason I did this was for the experience of living here and not for the job. So I guess I got out of it exactly what I wanted.
Almost all of the other assistants are either leaving this week or next. I am so grateful now that I booked my ticket to leave at the end of May. Over 3 weeks of vacation? Yes, please. I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do with so much free time, but I think I'll be able to manage. Did I mention that I now live in Anse Figuier, and one of my favorite beaches is only a 5 minute walk away?
My time in Martinique has definitely had its ups and downs. But without the stress of work and coworkers, I am quite sure that the next 3 weeks will be the highest of highs...