What is your full name?
My full name is Estelle Georgiev
Are you married?
Yes, for nearly 18 years.
Where are you from?
I come form South Africa.
What made you move to Bulgaria?
I met and married the love of my life in RSA and we decided to move to Bulgaria when our children were ready to leave home, because we loved coming here for holidays.
How long have you lived here now?
We have been living in Bulgaria for nearly 3 years.
Where do you live now?
We own a house in a lovely village close to Sofia.
Do you like living here? If so what do you like most and what don’t you like?
Adapting to life in Bulgaria has been easy, the language barrier, and the bureaucracy when it is time to do official business is an issue, but we find the nature and relaxed way of life very good for the soul.
Where do you work?
I am a self-employed teacher and tutor.
Do you like where you work?
YES, of course!
Why did you choose teaching?
Since I was in school it has been my passion to help the children with learning difficulties.
I have a soft spot for children that fall outside the norm and feel I have the right attitude and compassion to help them achieve results.
What experience do you have?
I completed my Higher Diploma in Education and other courses to support and continue my personal training and learning. I have worked at a special needs school, and had my own school for eighteen.
Which aspects do you like best about teaching?
To see the joy when a child that struggled with something achieves a goal or masters a new skill.
Do you think teaching is rewarding?
Maybe, financially, but definitely emotionally.
Would you recommend teaching as a career?
Hmm, that’s a difficult question. It can not become a career if it is not a passion as well.
Your life story, in your own words:
I am married and have 3 children; we enjoy nature, outdoor activities and travelling. In my spare time I enjoy reading (a lot), landscaping our garden, renovating our home and when I am exhausted…binge watching old TV series.
My family is very dear to me and being foreigners in a new country, on a new continent together, means we have lots of new things and places to discover together. We love going on unplanned road trips, and seeing where we end up.