Don’t call it a midlife crisis! It’s a ….

So after my last post I received LOTS of feedback. All of it positive and kind which was awesome. I heard from people I haven’t spoken to in a long time which was a hoot! I have decided calling it ‘The Year of Megan’ sounds a wee bit too self involved after a few loving jokes from friends. Thanks for keeping me humble, fam. 🙂

In addition, I realized this might be my midlife crisis. I quit my job. I am with the most amazing younger man on Earth. And I moved to a new country. All signs of a midlife….crisis? I don’t think I’m in crisis. I googled ‘other names for a midlife crisis’ and Continue reading

Halloween, some sightseeing, and a little culture!

Since my last post, I have realized that I need to get some fun in my life and I’ve been trying really hard to make sure I’m balancing all of the work I’ve been doing with an equal amount of fun! I’ve been pretty good about making sure my weekends are packed with goodness. I haven’t been so good about the week. But all that is about to change Continue reading

¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

Today is Marcia’s (my host mom) birthday. To celebrate, Henry (my host dad) took the family out for dinner yesterday in the historical center. We walked around for a bit looking at all of the public performance artists and then we ended up having Sunday dinner at the most beautiful restaurant in Quito. (Well, as far as I have seen!) It was on a rooftop in the Continue reading

Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias!

After the zoo, the other Quito volunteers and I planned a Thanksgiving dinner. We couldn’t have it on Thursday since all of us had to teach but Saturday was a fine substitute. Everyone agreed to bring a different dish to pass and it was fun to hear how everyone ‘made do’ with what they found at the market. My friends Robin and Elizabeth came to Continue reading

My Ecuadorian Life Is Starting Soon!

I only have one more week of orientation. This means I only have one more week with all of the friends I’ve made through WorldTeach, only one more week of classes to learn how to be an English teacher, and only one more week of fun activities performed in English. Of course, I will keep in touch with the friends I’ve made but things aren’t going to be the Continue reading

I’m Just a Girl Who Can’t Say No

During the school year, I’m always teaching, planning, grading, or exhausted due to all the teaching, planning, and grading. When I’m invited to do something, my answer is usually no – especially if it means I’m going to be outside of my comfort zone. This is not a pattern I wish to continue when I’m in Ecuador – or when I return to Boston! So I’ve decided that I am not going to turn down any invitations for the rest of the summer…if I can help it.

Today was my first test. When I asked my friend Laura if she wanted to see a movie, she asked if I wanted to go to New Hampshire and see a movie at Chunky’s with her friend, Continue reading


Bambert is the name that my friend, Beth, and I came up with because our students can never keep us straight. Since we met five years ago, I have spent more time with Beth than anyone else. I can honestly say that no one, and I mean NO ONE, knows Continue reading