Tuesday, September 29, 2009
A side note: F.Y.I this apartment will be my first! A place of my very own! I know you think wow, you're how old and never lived alone? But now I feel I'm ready! Ready to stand on my own two feet, independent, clear headed and determined to live my life.
Ok I got a little deep there for a minute people, let me swim back to the shallow end as not to scare the rest of you.On a lighter note, I joined a Facebook group called Brothas and Sistas in South Korea.( For those of my friends who say I'm not really black, I qualify as a sista dont I?)...it's kind of exciting finding other people of color in South Korea. Im excited to immerse myself in Korean culture but it will also be nice to see a familiar face every now and then.Oh let's digress for a minute to my YouTube debacle. So... Im attempting to get my video diary up and running on Youtube I filmed this super cute video on my phone, but me being a videography neophite, messed up the audio and then inserted a wrong code somewhere and my video ended up looking like a bad PSA for drunken youtube users. Absolutely terrible! That is one I won't be posting.
I have a few more weeks to get the hang of the whole video blog editing thing.
Anyways I'm looking forawrd to some hardcore chillage with friends and family. A year may seem like a really long time, but it's only a blink of any eye in the scheme of one's lifetime.
*Confucius say: life is full of unexpected surprises...be sure to air freshener near by
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
So after about what seems like a perilous mound of teach abroad applications, resumes, statements of intent, apostilles, passport photos and 1:00a.m Skype calls to Korea, Ive finally taken a position at a middle school in Anyang City, South Korea, ( about 30 mins by train outside of Seoul)
I've always said this was something I was going to do, and here was fate slapping me around saying " Hey Tiff, are you ready yet?" So I leave in little less than a month.(yikes) The task at hand is to pack a year's worth of my life into 3 suitcases or less. Anyone who knows me, knows that's going to be a challenge. I've read the testimonials, talked to ex-patriate teachers, skimmed the teach overseas guide books,and read travel blogs of others.
What it boils down to is either you LOVE it or you HATE it. But I figure hey, either way it's an experience!
So I'm going into this next chapter of my life, excited about what life has in store for me.Don't get me wrong it's not all deep thoughts and rainbows.I'm nervous but my excitement drowns out my fear, well at least for now!
So over the next year I will be chronicling my journey in South Korea and the experiences along the way! I'm a bit ridiculous ( which might be an understatement) so some days you might hear about the wondrous marvels of living abroad and teaching and other days you might bear witness to a meltdown. But I invite you into my life with no plan, just hope for something wonderful.
Welcome to Serendipitous Adventurer: American Teacher in Korea!
*Confucius say: "pack only what you need. memories, an open mind , and lots of deodorant!"