traveling and teaching


I fly from place to place.

From class to class, venue to venue.

I carry heavy luggage, often beyond  my physical capabilities.

From  the plane I view in silence great expanses of the world.

Life continues below me, I'm invisible above.

I reach my destination, the comfort of a hotel room, it's
my home away from home.


Sometimes, I am anxious at staying with unknown people. Inevitably they become  friends, but the experiences never diminish the initial anxiety.

I'm nervous but excited the night before a class.

I prepare well and face the class with great expectation.

My classes flow, the students succeed. I strive for perfection in my work and rarely have a problem. I enjoy being with my students and take pride in their success.

I love giving lectures/ presentations, the interaction with the audience is just like having  a having a cuppa with friends.

There is camaraderie amongst tutors, we learn a lot from each other. We laugh, share stories and sometimes strategies

After a few days, I pack the case, lugg the luggage and the journey begins all over again.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Beth says:

    It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one who still gets the jitters before a trip.

  2. Pam says:

    I think it’s part of the job really.

  3. Pam Holland says:

    Reblogged this on I am Pam Holland.

  4. daodeqi says:

    You have changed my life forever! Never will I be able to stay in a hotel, without putting flowers in the plastic cup. It’s the little things, and this one warms my heart.

    1. Pam Holland says:

      I have daffodils in the cup today. Happy Sunday.

  5. Allison says:

    You pass through our lives and we are all richer from your visit.

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Thank you so much.

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