Okay so I actually wrote this post like a year ago and for some reason never finished it, but I'm back in my state of Korea Euphoria so I thought i'd tack on to what I started. Here's what I had before:
I've been in Korea for five months (holy shit) and have been lucky enough not to experience homesickness, I mean when I hear about my family digging into ice cream cake for a birthday that i've missed I get a bit jealous, but homesick? Not so much (sorry guys). I think I have my awesome staff and students to thank for that.
Last week we had the end of semester teachers field trip and now i'm starting summer classes. I'm luckier than some of the other EPIK teachers since my school is letting me come in at 1pm to teach my two hour class, instead of sitting around all day. Per our contract we only get 8 full days of paid vacation for the summer so some teachers, regardless of weather or not they have classes to teach, have to be at school for the rest of the time. Lucky for me, I get my mornings to myself and have a simple two hour camp/conversation class in the afternoons.And now here's why I felt the need to finish it up (i'll try to keep it short):
1. Well I still live in Korea (shocker) and am still loving it - so I guess that's a big plus in my book. But seriously, not everyone could "do what i'm doing" so I appreciate the fact that I've found my niche in this country. Like I previously stated, I owe a big thank you to the friends, co-workers, and students that fill my life. I'm lucky to have been placed at a school with great people who appreciate my being here and are not afraid to show it. Every day I feel that barriers are being broken and more students and staff are warming up to me - win, win, win! (even if it has taken over a year for some of them...) As for my friends, well they're pretty awesome too. It's funny many of my students have commented that i'm popular and have many friends which makes me want to shake my head. But I guess, living in a foreign country alone, and speaking a foreign language, it is pretty impressive the group of people i've found to surround myself with - American, South African, or Korea - they all mean the world to me.
3. It's summer - okay it's
|I was actually sweating!|
|Post run this morning|
new shoes, shorts, matt and foam roller = happy girl
|I love my rooftop here, so much.|
|Just a few lists I made - ADD much?|