Mojo’s Magical Tour by Carmen Neil

14 05 2015

Dear Friends, Family, Fellow Champions and Followers of the Champions Program:

Today was a little different than the average ‘island’ Thursday; we participated in Mojo’s Magical Island Tour! The day started off with Jo, Marissa and Aieisha showing up to the Anchorage Inn all matching and looking like tourist, which of course made myself and the other champions burst into laughter. All of us had no idea what to expect, but it turned out to be a fantastic day with great weather and only a few sun burns. I not only was able to see different parts of the island but I also learned a lot about the Antiguans history. Antigua once again humbled me with its beauty and unique elegance.

My name is Carmen Neill and I am a first time champion. I teach at Jennings Primary and Bolans Primary school. I have had the pleasure of co-teaching with Erin Heinrichs and Aieisha Luyken both of these lovely ladies have helped me grow and become more confident in my teaching and I am very thankful for the time that I have been able to spend with them. I cannot begin to describe the impact that the students and teachers have had on me. I have always been the type of person who wants to be in control and is always thinking five steps ahead and never living in the present moment well, that has changed. I quickly learnt that I need to be in the present and that I will not be able to control everything, especially when it comes to teaching children. And the funny thing is….since letting go and learning to go with the flow I am loving every minute that I have here on this beautiful island.

The champions for health program has challenged me in many ways but mostly getting out of my comfort zone and pushing me to think critically. I have learned so much and I still (thankfully) have more time to experience/learn more about myself and what the country of Antigua has to offer.

Carmen Neill




2 responses

14 05 2015

seems like fun day.enjoy every movement!

15 05 2015
Erin Heinrichs

Hi Carmen! I am so happy I had the opportunity to teach with you and Aieisha. It was awesome getting to know you and watch you grow so much in the short time we had together. I hope the rest of this experience continues to be great one! Erin

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