Well, well, well . . . Here I am, writing a post in my blog again. Haven't done so since early October (and we're now in almost mid-Feb.).
I've battling with packing my life in 2 check-in, 1 carry-on, and 1 personal item without going over the weight limits . . . and decided to take a break to update my blog (as well as sneaking off to watch some Sochi Olympic coverage).
Well, why would I be writing in my blog about teaching/living in South Korea if I left 11 months ago? Could it be? Am I going back to South Korea? . . .
Yes, I'm returning to South Korea.
I'll be an English teacher for one of Gangwon Province's public schools through EPIK (English Program/Programme in Korea). After 26 months of SDALI (hagwon/private academy) and an 11 month hiatus, I will try my hand at teaching in the public school sector. I'd like to observe how it is like, as well as gain some more experience in the teaching field. I'm also within reach of paying off my student loans FOREVER!
I'm excited to return, but also a little nervous. I'll be entering a completely different realm. Sure, I kinda know what to expect in Korea and from my Korean supervisors, yet . . . I might as well be starting off in Korea for the first time. The expectations are slightly different. It's one of those things I can't base off of anyone else's experience; I'll have to live it for myself. Again, I'm excited, but I'm going to need all the prayers I can get. I'd really appreciate it if you could pray for me.
Oh yeah, no idea where I'm teaching--other than the province. I'll find out the town at the end of orientation. I also have no idea if I'll be teaching in an elementary, middle, or high school. With the way things are going in Korea, I'll probably be in an elementary school. I'll also find that out at the end of orientation. Just like SDALI.
Well, it's off to resume packing and sneaking Olympic moments every time I can.
Ugh . . . I'm gonna have to get a box ready for my parents to ship me some stuff . . .