I live in the small town of Clayton, North Carolina and have been here for a little over a week. Already I’m feeling restless and somewhat homesick for the Mile High City. I miss the culture, diversity, friendly and familiar faces.
Bug and I decided to take a stroll through downtown Clayton today, a small and cute as heck main street. We came across the Clayton Library that’s quite small but it packs a punch in the cuteness factor. Bug got into a computer game right away so I decided to waste not time and ask the library director if they had bilingual story time. They didn’t and I quickly asked if she would ever be interested in hosting one and she replied..”I don’t speak Spanish.” Insert smiley face from me. I quickly replied and said that I was fluent and was interested in bringing a bilingual story time for toddlers and pre-schoolers. She was more than excited about it and I start in July!
This will be a volunteer position for me but what a thrill to bring cultura y el idioma de español para la poblacion de Clayton. Plus I think this will be a great way for bug and I to get a acquainted and meet some other mothers and children in our community.
The moral to my story here is that I need to get involved in the community and bring some much-needed cultura to my new home.