As 설날 vacation ended yesterday, in came a new month. In the words of my former boss Esther, “Time does fly by.” I feel ‘ya, Esther. I spent the last day of my 5-day weekend in Daejeon visiting CDI April. No, I’m not going back to work there. I like to check in from time to time to make sure everyone is still alive. Mainly, the children. I started working there in late 2010, and 6 years later, there about 3 members of the original team left. Esther (who recently came back from her sabbatical), Erin, and Juliet are still holding down the Dunsan April fort. I didn’t get a chance to see my former Seedbed 2 babies since most of them are in the MWF classes. I did get a chance to catch up with Esther over a luxurious lunch. It’s nice to know that wherever I end up in life, I can always swing by for a visit. I plan on coming back soon to meet up with Sunny and her baby when she returns to work.
I am still in shock that this will be my last month with my awesome kindergarten class. It has been an absolute honor to hang out with them this year. I’m not sure what happened, but somehow, they can all read! Well, I might add. They all think I’m moving up to ECP7 with them. I’m trying to tell them gently that I will still be teaching 6 year olds next year… I tried kids, I really did try.
I plan to make February the best month ever for them. Endless snacks, infinite jokes, and helping them feel confident enough to take on ECP7. Will I cry on the last day? Most likely.
February is going to be a busy month for me outside of work as well. I’m moving into my new officetel/apartment on the 11th. The good thing is that it is about five minutes away from my current place. The bad part is that I am nowhere close to being done with my packing. I’m trying to declutter as much as possible. I’m trying to make this next place more of a home versus a camping ground. I’ve been Pinteresting ideas for decorating… I’m too old to be prancing around Itaewon/Hongdae, I just want to roll around on the heated floor and watch Netflix.