June has been an interesting month for me. I stayed away from blogging for two main reasons:
1) I was effing tired after work.
2) I had nothing positive to say.
First off, my job is fabulous. This is seriously the best it will get for any foreigner and Korean in a Korean hagwon environment. Everyone is really chill and things are actually organized. I’ve had no problems meeting my deadlines and I have all the support in the world. We do a lot of “events” to give the kids a break from studying. But, there’s still a lot of book work to be done considering they’re like 6 years old and English is a foreign language to them. All of my kids are really smart, even the ones who “aren’t.” They have so much potential.
But because I am loser, I am not fully happy with where I am right now. I miss my kids from Daejeon. It’s either the kids, life in Daejeon, the April curriculum, or a mish mash of all three that’s preventing me from fully loving my current life here in Seoul. It’s pathetic, but that’s where I’m at. Maybe this year is just a break from April. Who knows… All I know is I’m doing the best I can at my current job. I’ve gotten the hang of things and it’s safe to say that everything is going fairly well. My debate blog is up and running and active on a weekly basis. I’ve gotten the hang of debate and now filming most of it. I’ve gotten the majority of my GT1 students up to speed with the “hagwon” lifestyle. My kindergarten class is going well, or as well as it could. I apparently have the “top class” for the 7 year old program… they’re definitely an interesting bunch. They’re smart, but with that comes a lot of attitude and ego. These kids are primped and prepped to believe that “THEY” are the best. “THEY” must outshine others in order to succeed. Then, you get Ms. Vu (me) rolling in and telling them that everyone must be equal hahaha. Nothing like a hippie teacher to ruin their life competition.
So here I am, and here I’ll stay… for now. I want this summer to whiz by so it’ll be that time to make a decision again. From what I remember, my plans for next year will be decided by October or so. Which is good for me. I’m a planner and it’s good to have something to look forward to. I’m still learning something new at my job everyday. This year will be (currently is) good for me. I needed to take a step back and try something new. I’m doing it and I’m not failing. We’ll see where I end up next year.