My blog is a blend of international teaching and life experiences I endure while living and teaching abroad. Right now, it is a journey through a cancer diagnosis. In November I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. I decided to remain teaching in Uruguay while undergoing chemotherapy. There are posts about teaching experiences, travel experiences, and international medicine experiences.
I decided to take a leap into the international teaching scene. I had been a public school teacher in the states for six years and needed a change. Sight unseen, I took a job in Montevideo Uruguay at the American school. Most of my friends and family had never even heard of Uruguay. I would be lying if I said I didn’t have to look it up on a map before signing the contract. I was inspired to start the blog Teach Abroad Coyle to keep a log of what it was like to teach in a foreign country. It was a way to keep all of my family and friend and former students informed about my new life. It was also a way for me to process the new memories I was making in my new country.
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The blog is about everything I’m interested in. Niche wise – Mental health, Philosophy, Life, quotes and Photos. These are the main topics of the blog.
The original tagline was “Reveal the bitterness” because then, I write about those things which are almost ignored by the people, but can put a deep impact wherever they exist. Recently, I changed it because I’m planning to take it on a wider scope. What the tagline says that I want to REVEAL THE SECRETS of everything.
If you ask me that what inspired me to start the blog, my answer is –
It’s a long long way story that how this happened but I will try to briefly tell….
“I had a girlfriend from Canada, though she wasn’t a Canadian but went there through IELTS exam from India. Since the day our relationship started (long distance relationship), she begun to urge me to also come there by clearing the IELTS exam. But on the other side, I was a rabid Protester of the exam because of Patriotic feelings inside me. Every time she made me uncomfortable by reminding it, but I would say her that I will come, I will come…..(just from above)….
Finally, after almost 2 months compression of my feelings just like this, they bursted on 16th Feb evening and formed a blog within 20 minutes which is known as “Bittermarshmellos” today. I just vent out what was rolling inside me…..and that’s it. It has grown with time and it will continue…. (all credit goes to my girlfriend ).