Emile wanted me to help him with his English and I really enjoyed our conversations. He told me that there is a real demand for people wanting to learn English. I found that pretty interesting as new immigrants must learn French as per the Quebec government. So I Googled ESL and found all kinds of prospects. I can teach here on the island or I could go abroad. A few days later I had a chat with my Aunt Marion and she convinced me to check it out. Off I went to a TESL information session and I was hooked. I knew right then and there that this is what I want to do!
Do you know what it's like to finally feel like I have a purpose other than waiting for government cheese? I feel elated. The future is actually within reach except for one small detail: money.
Dough. Pesos. Gravy. Loot. Benjamins. Bones. Quid. Bobs. Chrissakes.
I need $ to register for the TESL course. I need $ to go to Quebec City for an interview to teach English in the fall. I need $ to eat. I need $ to pay bills. I need $ to get around town. Now I hear that the federal Liberals are pushing for EI reform; so much so that it might force an election. I will vote for anyone who will speed up this archaic process because 3 blasted months is sheer lunacy!
The times will change because I've changed. I look to the future with great anticipation yet I am vexed that there is nothing I can do to hurry up the process of receiving money. I have learned to let go - that part is in the hands of the Sun.