I just found out that I will miss Thanksgiving this year. The International Schools Theater Association (ISTA) has a big conference every year and AIS/D attends. Since I will be taking over the Middle School Theater program, I am in charge of arranging and chaperoning.
But don’t be sad, because while I will miss my family on Thanksgiving, I will be in New Delhi meeting with theater educators and theater artists from around the world. I will get to take a group of 20 kids, the best and the brightest, who will audition to go, for a fantastic experience.
So, I may miss Turkey, I may miss getting stuffed, and I may miss lounging on the couch watching football, but I will be giving thanks for my new teaching post and the perks that go with it.