Teacher Life: Was I Like This in Third Grade?

I was nervous going into this week. Actually, I was downright dreading it. I’ve been teaching after school English to a range of elementary to middle school students for a couple months now […]

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Climbing the Mountain

So I’ve been trying to write this novel. And I’ve been hitting wall after wall. Questions keep popping up like: What the heck am I doing? Why in the world am I doing this? Who said I needed to write this anyway? Basically, I feel like I’m climbing a huge mountain by myself with a […]

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I’m going to write a novel. No big deal.

When I first found out I was going to be unemployed for most of October and all of November (not to mention December, when I’ll be home!!), I immediately knew I had to set some kind of goal for myself. There was no way I could let that kind of time go to waste. (Not […]

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Cliff Jumping

I’m pretty much a homebody whose idea of a fun afternoon is watching movies, reading books, and playing around on the piano. I’m not much of a thrill-seeker. But, there was this one time I went cliff jumping, and it was pretty fun. It was back in college, and I was in Mexico.. swimming in […]

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Survival Mode: Transitioning to Life in Korea

This past week I’ve been in survival mode, getting over jet lag, figuring out how to feed myself, and finding the motivation to unpack and clean my apartment. I am still waiting for my alien registration number so I can get a phone, bank account, and start my real life here. But I have done […]

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I’m in Korea!

I have been in Seoul for about 28 hours now! The 15-hour flight felt endless, but I already love being here. Disclaimer: I am severely jet-lagged, so please excuse any incoherence you may find in this post. The night before I left for Korea, I barely slept. I thought I was feeling relatively fine about […]

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