Training

Absorbed Right now my students are busy doing a massive word search I created the other day. Lots of short words hidden in huge box of random letters. Some of them are starting to grow restless and give up, but others are determined to finish. (I’m making the restless ones organize the colored pencils, which […]

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New Beginning

I did not think today was going to be a good day. After the shortest summer vacation of my life (one week), I didn’t think I would be ready to go back to school. But today turned out to be surprisingly great. It started with the lovely surprise of finding my whiteboard and desk had been […]

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Music-making

When the new semester started a few weeks ago, I thought I was going to hate Tuesdays. Wake up at 7:30am, hour-long commute to school, piano lesson at 10am, 2-hour studio class at 3pm (almost entirely in Korean), then hour-long commute to the prayer tabernacle to practice and then serve from 8-10pm. But after “enduring” […]

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Two weeks in…

Now that I am getting more settled in to my life here, I have more space to think about the future. And to miss home. Being here is a wonderful, wonderful gift, but the other day I realized that I’m really not open to staying here long term. In my heart I know my future […]

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