I kept putting off writing this - or any, for that matter - blog post because for the last few weeks I've haven't been doing anything terribly interesting. Sure, for some of that time I've been studying, or researching (college, if you're curious), but most of it has just been spent in self-reflection and time with my host siblings.
Not to say that I'm not having a good time; it's just that there's not a whole lot for me to do. I had my mock exams (I'm assuming these are the equivalent to midterms) in school about a month ago, and now I'm just waiting to finish up with AS testing.
AS is the British system, into which I have transplanted myself for a year in the hopes of learning new material and not falling behind my American counterparts - although how I'm doing on that last one I'm not so sure. The exams for AS are in January and June, and currently I'm taking the Chemistry and the Mechanics (math) tests. During the whole testing period (about a month, as far as I can tell) I am off of school, which means that although I've had plenty of time to write a blog post, I haven't actually had much to write it about.
The biggest few pieces of news I can share are these:
1. We are officially halfway through the year! It's shocking and scary to realize that now instead of counting up, the days I have here are counting down - it adds a sort of urgency to everything I do, because even though I have months left, there is so much I want to do that I worry this time is not enough.
2. My Sri Lanka trip is moving ahead nicely. I'm very excited to spend a week in this beautiful country - in a way that I will never be able to experience it again (on a trip with my Omani school!)
3. I go back to school on Wednesday
4. It rained tonight!!! For the second time since I have been in Oman, there was rain. Heavy rain. Lightning-and-thunder rain, the kind that seeps through the windows and fills up the streets while children cross their fingers and hope for a rain day from school (currently precisely what I am doing as I write).
So anyway... Halfway. A little over 140 days in Oman. Lots of sleepless nights, sunny days, indomie (a ramen-like noodle), school, break, summer, winter, and everything else that managed to wedge itself in between into the cracks of my memory.
Without further ado, I present the most classic halfway song in the world:
🎶Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi🎶
Hi! My name is Karla Cox. This blog is a compilation of notes, thoughts, and photos from my travels around the world.