In the Middle of It All

I’m feeling nostalgic tonight. I think it’s because of the whiff of autumn air I caught on the walk home from work. Fall always reminds me of childhood: campfires and marshmallows on sticks, lying under the stars, cuddling under blankets, apple orchards and pumpkin pie and warm cider, hay rides and baseball games and windbreakers […]

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Real Life is Better than TV

Sometimes I forget how great real life is. I automatically collapse in front of the TV instead of taking a moment to reflect on all the hilarious, touching, inspiring moments of my day. Like the other day during class when I asked one of my kindergarteners why he had fought with his sister and he […]

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Teacher Life: Morning Announcements

This week it’s my turn to do the morning announcements at my kindergarten. Every morning, everyone in the entire school gets to listen to me say good morning to them. And then ask (and answer to myself) some questions I think youngsters might feel inclined to answer. It has shown me/reminded me of several things: […]

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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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The Little Things

Things are back to normal here in my day-to-day life in Korea. I’m crying during church services, doing laundry, eating tons of cucumbers (my new addiction), watching a new Korean drama, taking pictures of eating with friends, and writing songs on the keyboard in the corner of my tiny bedroom. It’s the little things in life […]

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