So, I went to immigration today and got myself sorted for the next year in Korea. I’m thinking this will be my last year teaching in Korea. I love teaching, but I’d like to further my education and I hope to teach in a more stable setting.
The after-school academies (or hagwons) tend to be a bit more unstable as they can be opened up with anyone with enough money (really) and they’re everywhere. I really enjoy my classes and the school that I’m at so I’m hoping for another year like this one. This past year seemed to breeze by pretty quickly. There’s a bit of negativity though, and that can be a bit rough, but trying to keep my head down and do my own best with my classes and sort of just do what I’m doing.
I already have quite a few things in store for the coming year, so hopefully things go smoothly.
Here’s a teaser for the year to come–obviously things change and put this is what I’m looking at as of now:
*Hoping I get the OK to carve pumpkins with my kiddos at school. Our classes are smaller and I’d LOVE to give them this experience. Halloween isn’t really that big here yet (slowly…) so I’d like to let them experience making a jack-o-lantern.
I’m thinking that letting them draw and scoop out the mess would be best and I’ll do the cutting.
(Plus decorating my room a bit for Halloween! Yay! I love having my own classroom!)
* Christmas at home (first time in almost 3 years!! Squeeeee!)
*New Years in LA (first time!)
*back with ultimate frisbee in the spring 🙂 (Too many things going on in the fall right now to dedicate the time and money to it)
*Toying with the idea of Budapest in February (Yes, winter)
*Working on another surprise of sorts for my summer vacation— I sent my mom and brother on an all-expenses paid cruise two years ago (to the Bahamas, I believe). Expensive, yes, but it makes me happy and I think that’s what life is about. This won’t be quite that extravagant, but it still puts an extra spring in my step and makes my heart feel lighter when I think about it. My mom is a single mom and she works her butt off (and has) for years and years and never gets a vacation, so I had wanted to change that.
*Finish contract in September
*Thailand for a bit of muay thai fighting training
Anyway, this would be the dream scenario, but I like making my dreams happen. So, we shall see 😀