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Setting Goals

Setting Goals

After returning home to the United States, one of the first things I did was clean out my room and closet. I got rid of so many things that I didn’t want and didn’t need. I still have a little more to go, but I […]

Back in the USA!

Back in the USA!

Hello all who read this blog! My year teaching abroad has finished and I am now back in the USA. I never thought I would say I’m happy to be back here but I am lol. I seriously thought that I would leave to teach […]

Fun Group Project Ideas

Fun Group Project Ideas

Hello! So I am back with another post to share some classroom activities that have gone well for me and my classes. As a reminder I work at a high school but I am certain that these games and projects will work for middle school […]

Funny Language Barrier Mishaps

Funny Language Barrier Mishaps

Story #1 So I have a couple of stories to tell. As a brief recap for anyone reading this that does not know, I am a high school English teacher in South Korea. I do not speak Korean. My students do not speak English. Now […]

Boseong Green Tea Festival

Boseong Green Tea Festival

Last month I had the pleasure of attending Boseong’s green tea festival. Spring is here and the weather is finally warm and the constant rain has slowed down. I was super grateful for such a beautiful day to spend outdoors in the tea fields. I […]

I Tried Korean Flower Mouthwash

I Tried Korean Flower Mouthwash

Yep, you read that right. I tried flower flavored mouthwash. I’m not entirely sure what the heck I was expecting with this but when I saw it in the store I got excited. The only thing on my mind was “Wow! Strange Korean things. Let’s […]

8-Month Update

8-Month Update

  So it has been 8 months since I’ve been in Korea and it has been quite the mental journey. When I look at my calendar and see only four months left, I can’t help but get excited. In four months I get to see […]

Review: Korean Horizons

Review: Korean Horizons

Back when I was doing my research about what it takes to start teaching in South Korea, one of the suggestions I kept coming across was to use a recruiter. There are many recruiters out there and depending on what you’re looking for, different ones […]

Random Acts of Kindness in Korea

Random Acts of Kindness in Korea

Before coming to Korea I would hear a lot about something called “the Korean surprise”, and no it’s not anything to get excited about. The Korean surprise is different things – anything, really – that’s really important and it’s sprung on you at the last […]

Getting Out of Boseong: By Bus

Getting Out of Boseong: By Bus

So even though it has been six months, I am still slowly finding my way around Boseong and figuring out ways to get around to different cities. For anyone that lives or has lived in Boseong, South Korea, then you might know how difficult it […]