გილოცავთ ახალ წელს!

Happy New Year from Tbilisi, readers!  I spent last night with friends on Pushkin Street where we were surrounded by fireworks from all sides, including the next-door neighbors (whose aim left something to be desired), and the reflections of fireworks behind us in the black glass windows of the casino across the street.

2012 has been a big year for me–living in Georgia and working a “real job” in a foreign country.  I’ve learned a lot this year, and made some really wonderful friends in Georgia. I left my school in Kakheti and moved into the big city, left the security of a host family and rented an apartment, and had a series of lovely visitors, culminating with a Christmas visit from my parents.  I’m staying in Georgia for (at least part of) 2013, and am moving on even more–I’ve accepted a (sort-of) new teaching position, and am working on finalizing another position more in line with my education and career aspirations.

…but remember, nothing is for sure in Georgia until it’s over, so stick with me (and the blog) and see what 2013 in Georgia brings.

All the best,
Em