Travels with Teddy

I teach.  I travel.  That’s what I do.

Northern Lights, Iceland 12/27/21

I decided not to return my contract for next year.  It’s not fair to my beloved school to try.  I can continue for a bit more, now, because my students are well trained and working independently at the moment. 😊 But also, it might be fun to keep space open to do other things for the times when I am feeling good. 

I never wanted to be a teacher.  I needed a job.  I took a teaching job in Kansas and fell in love with it.  And now, after 38 years, I am hanging up my hat.  That feels very strange.  Although my decision seemed obvious to most everyone else, it took me a while to get there.

Thank goodness I was not one of those people who waited until later to have adventures.  (Don’t do that people!)  I have had the great fortune of travelling all over the world without my brain tumor, Teddy.  Although Teddy is now with me, I still am planning trips.  We’ll see.  Day by day.  Planning is still half the fun anyway! 

Over Winter Break I went to Iceland to enjoy Christmas time in Reykjavik and join five other teachers to explore the countryside.  The main purpose of going in the winter was to maximize my chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis.  And I did!  Although I didn’t know it at the time, Teddy was with me.  He tried to make himself known, but I didn’t understand.

I added a new section to this site called “Travels with Teddy.”  The first entry is a small collection of photos from Iceland.  If you would like to check it out, you can look at the top of my site to find Travels With Teddy and scroll down to see Iceland, or click HERE.

Steroids have been reduced, and I am beginning to sleep better.  Halleluiah!

Enjoy the Spring.

6 thoughts on “Travels with Teddy

  1. Hi Debbie,
    Your photographs of Iceland are amazing!
    Thank you for sharing your adventure.
    Thinking of you and sending Love!


  2. Wonderful photos, fascinating comment, beautiful Aurora Borealis. Thank you, Debbie, for your gift of sharing your life with others, keeping us informed of your life’s condition along with special descriptions and photographs of your many trips. You are a very special friend to a lot of people and a lot of people love you and send many prayers for your continued strength and acceptance of your life. You are an amazing person, strong, accepting, determined to enjoy every bit of this life you have been given and sharing with your friends. Having you for a friend is a blessing!


  3. Debbie, you are so incredibly strong and such a great role model for all! I know how important sleep is and so happy you are getting some! Hope to see you soon! 🙂


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