As you may be aware, I have left behind the daily routine of commuting to Soma. No more 80-120 minute drive to work, no more highway charges but alas, no more 15 schools with over 3000 students either. Now I have a 30-40 minute commute along a free highway and only 3 Elementary schools to worry about. I'm only teaching grades 5 and 6 and usually only have 2-3 lessons per day!
I am stressed out by the complete lack of stress! To make matters worse, I'm in a lovely little town with lots of natural beauty around. Boo Hoo!
Here are some shots from my largest school on the hillside of 利府町 Rifu Town.