|Teach the Kids, Save the World|
As soon as you settle into your new routine, you'll find yourself with spare time. My duties as a wife include laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking, massaging, a little counseling here and there (for the poor med student), and tending to the needs of my dog. After completing my duties, I still have a lot of time to spare (a lot of which is dedicated to making this blog). I look at this spare time as an opportunity to take advantage of the things that I've always wanted to do, but never had the chance to in the past (because of school or other constraints).
|Angela, Me, and Grace- SO buddies|
You can't go to school in Grenada to pursue higher education (unless you become an SGU student yourself or do online education), but you can still learn on the side using other resources such as books and the internet. I'm currently preparing for a test called the CSET- Science, a test needed to get into a teaching credential program. I have the privilege of thoroughly learning the material, allowing for it to get into my long term memory. When I get back to America, I'll be more than prepared to pursue my teaching credential.
This is my plan... Have you thought about yours?
|Futbol Stadium in St. George's|
- Taste and get familiar with Grenada's tropical fruits and vegetables (if you stick with them, you can save some money because they're cheaper as compared to their imported counterparts).
- Pursue a hobby you've been meaning to pursue - craft making, photography, start a collection of some sort, etc.
- Learn a language- imagine what you can learn in two years
- Educate yourself- read books
- Download loads of TV series and watch your life away in Grenada hahaha.
- Learn how to sew
- Learn how to cook (You're more than likely going to cook whether you like it or not, for your significant other hahaha. Give them something to look forward to).
- Visit Grenada's beaches, waterfalls, hikes, tourist attractions. Here's a great list to pursue. I'm currently building my list up. Check back with this site a little later.
- Learn how to snorkel
- Get in touch with a loved one through email, phone, Facebook, video chat Skype and/or send them a postcard and something small from Grenada such as spices, or cocoa balls.
- Learn how to scuba dive
- Learn how to build sand castles
- Lend a helping hand in the community. make life long friends with kids. teach a kid a lesson or two.
- Start a journal or blog- can you remember what you've been doing all your life? Keeping a blog or journal is a great way to help you remember. What's life without memories? It's called "The Notebook" hahaha
- Have a skill or talent such as writing or tutoring? free lance your skills. (you can write tutorial blogs and make money off of them or you can offer your expertise directly for a price)
- Devise of list of goals you want to achieve (both personal and professional) if you haven't already done so. Take baby steps towards making these goals into reality.
- Keep up with finances- notate how much is spent at grocery stores, pay credit cards, examine your budget.
- Notate all of your ideas as they come in a little notebook or online document.
- Exercise. we all need it, there's no doubt about it. If you're not into exercise, start off with walking. Before you know it, you'll be wanting to get involved with more vigorous activities
- Create a special challenge (weight contest with friends, bake off, learn how to cook your favorite dishes, etc.)
- Brush up on the skills you already have
- Do simple math problems to sharpen up your brain. Play brain games online.
- Learn the names and locations of each State
- Write your own book, write poems
- Do something special for your loved one (write him a poem, loved letter, cook him his favorite dessert or dish)
- Share your favorite recipe at a recipe exchange
- Have a movie night with your friends
- Have a karaoke night with your friends
- Watch tortoise or crab racing at The Owl
- Organize your e-mail
- Get in touch with old friends
- prepare for tests you may be considering to take when getting back to America - CSET, CBEST, GRE, etc.
- Brainstorm ideas on short quality dates with your husband. Remember, the living daylight is sucked out of them day by day, you'll want to engage in something short and sweet.
- If you have a pet, train him/her to be an ambassador for it's kind
- Soccer, known as "futbol" here in Grenada, is the most popular sport. Even kids are good at it. There's always games happening. Check one out with some friends. I'm not even into watching sports, but I had loads of fun watching a game with my friend Myra.
- Take Underwater Pictures- Grenada water is perfect for underwater photos. Try shooting in a swimming pool or at a beach.
- Take A walk outside and think about the things in life that you're appreciative of