I’ve hit my 6 month mark again! Summer term ends August 27th and after that, I’m down to 2 terms before my contract is up. This is the time of the year where I start to wonder if I can manage another year in the R.O.K. Of course I can. The R.O.K is awesome. But man, after 3 years in one place… it starts to get… “THIS CAN’T BE IT RIGHT?”
It’s fucking annoying and unnecessarily dramatic that I ask myself the same shit every 6 months. During the 1st year, I only asked myself these questions out of formality. I knew I wanted to stay in Korea for a second year but to make myself feel like I had options, I asked. Several seasons of Korea later, the self-questioning is becoming more relevant. I am so homesick, it’s not even funny anymore.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my life in Korea. I love my job (on most days) and I love my independence. The only thing missing is my family and Breakfast baby (who is very much a big part of my family). Ugh, I hate these moments of self-questioning.
Besides my over-dramatic self-questioning, my ass is continuing to be kicked by this period of intensive summer camp. I feel bad for my regular classes because I have no energy by the time they roll in. 미안, kids. I’m a grandma, and I can’t handle being an edutainer during intensives.
Well, looking forward for intensives to end. Looking forward to Kristina’s return to Korea. And definitely looking forward to summer break.