We are always in the process of reinventing ourselves. Everyday serves as an opportunity to create the person you want to be. Like the old adage goes, today is the first day of the rest of your life. The thing is that I don’t actually know who I want to be. I want to be a writer but what that really means is I want to write.
You, the ascetic, went all that way for a change of scene, perhaps to the desert, perhaps to the hinterlands covered in snow, perhaps amidst a people whose language seemed obscure, strange, but alluring. Enchanté? Oui.
After five plus years of teaching I no longer consider myself a ‘rookie.’ I’m not yet a ‘veteran’ teacher—someone who has taught for decades, but still, I feel a bit more seasoned than the average teacher, simply because my experience has been so unique.
Time marches on, and brings me along with it. I'll update on some items mentioned in recent posts:
1) The image for this post shows how my business cards have come along. I'm quite glad to see them now, and would recommend moo.com for their helpful staff if you're looking for business cards. We'll see how they are received by others.
I got married in the summer of 2009, and less than a year later I moved to South Korea to teach English the following spring of 2010, leaving my husband, step-son, family and friends behind. I’m sure some people secretly thought I was crazy. Maybe I was, just a little. I was desperate to stay in career that I had invested so much hard work and money into, and the economy wasn’t cooperating.