I leave for China in 57 days.
August 21st is D-Day. Now that my project is complete (see last post for how much of a relief that is!), here are a few things I must do:
- Complete the Visa process
- Formally apply for teaching credential
- Finish my last class to earn my Master’s degree
- Compile a more Shanghai-appropriate wardrobe
- Order a new suitcase set and traveling equipment which may, I hope, last for the remainder of my life (any suggestions would be appreciated!)
- Write cards to everyone who may want to follow my adventures in China to tell them about this blog (Hi Everyone!)
- Identify all of the things that are easier or cheaper to purchase here
- Purchase all of those things
- Figure out how I am going to get those things to China
- Restart learning Chinese
- (I was using Duolingo and Drops for a few months but stopped about a month ago due to stress)
- Try to identify as many potential problems with the move as possible and seek solutions to those problems
- Prepare for the classes I am going to teach in China!!!!
- This is the one I will probably most regret not spending the most time on
So I am by no means done and I cannot relax before I go. But most of these are exciting or at least interesting, so my fears of procrastination or laziness preventing me from tackling them are probably ill-suited.
So I should probably stop writing here and get started on something on this list now!
PS For the careful planners out there, I have already purchased a flight and have an apartment set up for me by the school. The school is also providing me with transportation from the airport to my apartment, so I do not have to worry about those parts!