Monday, August 31, 2009

Life after Japan...

Let me start by saying I'm really not sure if anyone still checks in on this blog considering its titled "Adventures in Japan" and i have now been back in the states for a few months. Life back in the states has taken quite a bit of adjusting. It's been great to be home and see family and friends, but i'd be lying if i said i didn't miss Okinawa. Some days are better than others, that is for sure. In the middle of July, Alison, my japanmate, and I moved into an adorable apartment in Sierra Madre. It doesn't get much better than this! God has continued to bless us in our return to life and settle back into the craziness that is California. On top of moving, this summer was filled with catching up with the wonderful people i haven't seen in a year as well as teaching summer school and getting ready for a new school year. I am back at San Gabriel Christian teaching first grade and i'm pretty sure it's safe to say that this is the most excited i have been in the last 4 years to start up school. Today was reporting day number 1 and the kids start on Sept. 9. In addition to teaching, I am also assisting the Varsity Volleyball team at Maranatha High School. In the midst of the busyness of work, I plan to make a continued effort to remember the lessons learned in Okinawa and take time to rest and enjoy life. All in all, I am looking forward to a great year and am excited for all that God has in store!


  1. Adrienne, I've been checking your blog 'cause I thought you might keep it up and just call it something else. But I was actually gonna send you a Facebook message to see if you were going to continue blogging or not--I don't want to regularly check a blog that will never be updated again. ;-)

  2. adrienne, glad to hear the culture shock of returning to the States didn't get you down. After I moved back to the US from overseas I felt like I couldn't really call one place home anymore. Like I left a piece of me in the other countries...maybe because I had to get through some tough times while living overseas, and saw God's provision in really sweet ways.
    I reminisce about SGCS starting again about this time of year when I see back to school supplies. I mean, I grew up at that school and it was such a great elementary program. So so cool that you teach there and love it. I would love to see pics of your new classroom!