I have less than a year left in Ahmedabad. It is the beginning of the end and I feel like I want to do so much before I leave. My life in Ahmedabad is the students I teach, my social life revolves around my interactions with my students and their parents. I go to their birthday parties, I go to their schools, to their homes... I am overwhlemed when I meet my students, and realise I might not be seeing them this time next year. In fact I might never see them again. I might not see them grow up into amazing adults.
I have always found it difficult to move cities, despite the fact that my family moved cities several times when I was a child, I studied in 5 different schools and have worked since the last 8 years in 4 different cities. But I also love moving into a new city discovering it, building a relationship with it. Ahmedabad was a difficult city to live in for me and build a relationship with. I have no desire to continue living here or come back here someday for so many reasons I need to articulate in another post. Nevertheless this move from Ahmedabad will be significant because I have spent the longest part of my adult professional life here. It will be close to 4 years in Ahmedabad when I move out. I developed a special relationship with the city thorugh my students and how I'll miss them!
These kids really changed my perception of life. They also taught me the most valuable lesson teachers/therapists need to know - Never underestimate always presume competence. They have always proved me wrong when I have limited my expectations. I have formed some of the most meaningful realtionships in my life with my students and their parents.
|Durga Ma by a 6 yr old|