Between Classes...

So i'm currently between classes and this won't be long but just an update on my time here and my feelings on this place called Korea. I've been here exactly 3 weeks today! ^^ insert (happy dance!) lol! i've really enjoyed the frustrations and the learning of a new life. i was reading a friends blog who currently in america but coming back to korea soon about having a sense of belonging and i just caught myself agreeing. for some time now i've felt so out of place in texas... like i was just living my life... going through everyday the same way as before... but i dont feel that here... unless... no nevermind not even then... lol

everyday is different... even when i go to school for most of it... i run into someone new and get to be reminded that I'm not back in Texas... that I'm in someone else's country... trying to live my life understanding how to live... everyday! i mean i can't just walk into a restaurant expecting to order like i would at home... my friends know that i'm super specific and can be picky... i can be ordering a burger and say... i dont want onions but extra pickles... not so much ketchup but can you... blahblah... of course this isn't at like mcdonalds but like at some fancy restaurant... lol that's just a silly example... but it's to say that i can't do that here. i'm having to learn how to do everything all over again... it'll be an interesting day when i can fend for myself without thinking twice about if i said something right or if the person on the other end thinks i'm crazy or not... lol with my wild hand gestures and weird facial expresions to show that i'm not completely understanding their instructions...

i seriously dont know where i was going with this... lol oh yeah... all this to say that i'm loving it here... i'm loving not knowing what i'm doing... lol i know i'll be here for a long time... it excites me to know that i'm striving for something... lol! and even if the kids are a bit frustrating... i am enjoying having a real job... this isn't vacation to me... it's a job... it's me being here working and figuring life... all over again...

^^

(sorry so boring!!)

p.s. i appreciate everyone who jumps on my blog... i know many people are curious about teaching in korea... so message me if you have any questions on life here so far as a new person...! ^_^.

4 comments:

Foreigner Joy said...

Hold on to those good feelings when homesickness sets in. Sounds like you already have a good attitude towards your place in Korea.

>>> ;)

Anna said...

Hello!! My name is Anna and I am very happy that I found your blog! I have been wanting to teach ESL in Korea for about two years now, and I am always anxious to read what life as an ESL teacher is like! I'm glad that you're having a great experience so far... I hope it continues! :) I've got one year of college left and then I hope to go to Seoul to teach. So I've got some time to figure things out, but if you wouldn't mind, could I ask you a few questions about recruiters and stuff? :)

SeoulSearching said...

Hi Anna! I would love to answer questions for you and hopefully i can help in some way! i contacted a lot of people on blogs on information and it definitely helped me when coming to Korea! just click on the picture to the right and then click on email in the contact box! you can get a hold of me that way or my facebook is at the top tab if you click contact! can't wait to see what i can do!! ^_^.

Manju said...

sounds like an adventure ^^
it's great that you're enjoying the experience :)