About to take off to South Korea. What a crazy world I’m living in where I have been afforded opportunities to travel internationally and study abroad. My grandma was over last week, asking me several times, could I have imagined when I was young that I’d be able to visit the places I have? I told her that until I was selected for TOP in 2015, I never dreamed of traveling internationally. This has been a whirlwind of non-stop adventure. In the past 365 days I’ve been to Indonesia, Petoskey, Washington DC, Bahrain, New York City, Washington DC again, Germany, Utah, and now South Korea. I think at how amazing it is to be able to document these experiences. Most indebted am I to my wife who has constantly supported me on these experiences. Without batting an eye, she’s constantly approved me leaving for an extended amount of time. With an 18 month old at home, it’s harder to leave, but I believe these experiences are worth it. Luckily through technology I am able to keep in touch with home. The plane just took off to South Korea, and I’m looking forward to what this week brings.
About Matthew Cottone
Experience the World! This is my creed I bring to my classroom and my life. I'm a World Studies teacher at Van Hoosen Middle School and I have a passion for learning and experiencing the world.