I answered a phone
call from the department. After I hung up the phone, then I Googled where
Mount Isa was and went, “Okay, looks like I’m
up for an adventure”. In a really short amount of time I wasn’t missing anyone, I was too busy. There’s too many things to do and too many rivers to be floating down and camels to be look at to
be missing anybody at home. I assumed it was somewhere to go, somewhere to get out of. But going back to Spinifex and seeing my old classroom, it’s been a wake up call
to me about how important that time out in Mount Isa actually was for me as a teacher.