Listening to Lou Monte makes me feel an overload of emotions. Nostalgia…happiness…sadness… This music reminds me of my childhood growing up with my grandmother, so therefore it makes me happy, but thinking of my grandmother makes me very sad to say the least. The same happens with Christmas music. Or with certain smells. Sensory memories are the strongest. They can be great at times, but right now it’s just frustrating because I just want to listen to my music and enjoy it. It’s hard enough being away from home and family, especially around the holidays. When you add in these sensory memories, and it’s even harder. Not to mention it’s that time of year when it gets grey, dreary,rainy, and depressing in İstanbul.
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Hi everyone! Elementary K - 6 and TEFL Certified. Taught K-2 in Istanbul 2013-2016. Moved back stateside in 2016. Taught 3rd grade for three years, and now moving onto 5th math and science to 5th graders in Florida at a Title 1 school. Studied abroad in a little town in Italy called Pisciotta summer 2012. Best time of my life. Studied in Urbino, the town where Rafaello was born, for the the fall semester of 2012. Stayed with my husband and his family in Istanbul, Turkey for the rest of the summer of 2012 and returned 2013 after graduating. Learning Turkish in my spare time. Cat mom of two spazzy fluff balls. View all posts by Una Vagabonda