Teacher Life: What I’ve Got Going For Me

It’s not like the whole world is against me. Just a few key people in it. Namely, the moms of my students. Never having met me (until this Wednesday), they became quite good at criticizing my every move and making life rather stressful for my co-teacher (who communicates with them regularly) and my principal (who […]

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Teacher Life: Special Moments

Tomorrow will mark two weeks since I embarked on this new adventure of being a kindergarten teacher. I am learning SO much about myself.  When you are pushed to your limits, all sorts of strength and creativity come out! Some special moments of the past two weeks: – Spontaneously joining in on the dodgeball game […]

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Together is Better (the scariness of intimacy and other issues)

I am a strong introvert, but I hate living by myself. After living alone my first 10 months in Korea, I couldn’t wait to move in with a roommate. But living with someone else is hard, too. Because: 1. We all have intimacy issues and 2. We are all inherently selfish and like doing things our […]

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Self-Confidence

Sometimes people tell me I should be more confident. And sometimes I am tempted to get offended. I think, “I was feeling perfectly fine about myself until you said that! Now I’m questioning myself and feeling increasingly insecure and angry!” But I guess that reaction pretty much exposes the issue right there. If I was fully […]

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Accepting Who I Am

I’ve been realizing something recently: God created me the way I am on purpose. Such a simple truth, but so profound. Each of my personality traits is something He gave me to be used for good. So I have a confession to make: even though I wrote a blog post awhile back claiming to be of […]

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Isolation

I sometimes struggle with feelings of isolation. Often there is a simple cause: physical distance from friends, not seeing many people because of sickness or busyness. But once the feeling takes hold of me, I sometimes generalize it and start to see my whole life through that lens. When I view my interactions with people through […]

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Back from Australia Missions!

Just got back from a missions trip to Australia last Thursday! I’m still processing the trip and everything that happened, but I can definitely say that I’ve returned a different person than when I left. I feel refreshed and empowered. I have so much clarity about life. What led to this change? Was it witnessing […]

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Overcoming My Fear of Making Mistakes

I have always been very conscious about doing what is right. Dubbed a “goody-two-shoes” by my stepsister growing up, I often found my standards of integrity and morality to be outside the norm, even among Christians or other “good students”. I like this about myself. I continue to uphold high standards of integrity and morality. […]

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