Pick yourself up!

Life is what happens while you’re making plans”

I’ve seen this quote attributed to John Lennon, amongst others. And it is true!

As we entered the new year I was really pushing hard. I updated my Book “Strange Things From Uranus” (find it on Amazon) and developed more of my understanding of Internet Marketing. I bought a franchise in a site in the UK called Days Out in Leeds, which offers information on Places to go for entertainment… but governments have sanctioned entertainment out of our lives.

I have been lucky over the last decade in that I have chosen to take my skills as a Maths and Science teacher around the world.

I have spent time in Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Oman, China, Kazakhstan, Gran Canaria, Morocco and England. While based in those places I have also managed trips to Thailand, Cyprus, Crete, Hong Kong, Spain and more.

Then in March – well the rules of the game disappeared.

I kept this blog going until the end of June then moved house and went without internet for a month. Don’t get me wrong; I moved to a great house a few minutes walk to the beach in Dar Bouazza, just to the west of Casablanca. I have a south facing first floor terrace where I can sit in the sun and read all day (until I burn).

As we rolled into August I realised I had lost my motivation. Spending a couple of hours scheduling a weeks worth of blog post just seemed too much of a chore. Cycling and Hiking through Bouskoura Forest became more of a buzz; and great for my health. In the end I had to go back and teach myself some motivation and time management techniques by reviewing one of my own courses!

Just last week my teaching job ended as a result of changes due to Covid – people have lost businesses and can’t afford school fees. I was fine with that. I have just enough coming in to allow me to stay here for a few months while I work on business.

Life doesn’t sit still.

I got an offer to go and teach Physics in Baku, Azerbaijan! Not just teach Physics for students who want to enter University, also to teach teachers!

So in a few weeks I will be out of Morocco and starting a great new adventure on the banks of the Caspian Sea.

“Life is what happens while you’re making plans.”

Published by Phoenix

I have been a teacher all my life. That doesn't just mean in School! I taught my brothers to ride bikes and go camping in the mountains. I taught Football, Cricket, Squash, Sailing, Climbing and Karate. In BNI I became the Education Coordinator. With my Property Business I laid on Investment Seminars. I taught my sons to Fish for Carp. And I still teach Maths and Physics to students who want to go to University to study Medicine or Engineering. Now I am teaching people the things I am learning online.

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