My life still revolves work! YAY! But, I am trying to be better about it. I do my best to separate work from home life (or lack of a home life). If I do decide to do work-related stuff at home, it’ll be to get ahead so I can relax a bit more at work. I fail at blogging, so here are a few notable things that have happened since March started:
- NEW CLASS: I am in charge of Zebra Class this year. Elly Teacher and I currently have 7 tiny humans hanging out with us. They are adorable, curious, and brand new to school. I am slightly more confident this year than I was when I started with Deer Class. I promise to do my best to take care of my baby Zebras <3
- NEW PLACE: I finally moved into my new place mid last month. I honestly think it’s smaller than the POLY apartments, but… IT’S MINE! I wanted it. I looked for it. I paid for it. It’s all mine. I wanted something that felt like home and now I have it. Of course, I am nowhere near done unpacking but eff it, I do what I want haha. I feel so well-rested and cozy when I’m at home. Perhaps… if I get my shit together, I might even have a small housewarming in the coming months.
- POKEMON GO BATTLE: I love playing Pokemon Go. I’m getting so much more exercise nowadays. It’s great to have something mindless to look forward to after work. My plan is to not think so much after work and just have fun. I can’t be chugging bottles of soju every night, so Pokemon Go is the perfect solution. I’ve been walking along Seongbuk River at night catching Pokemon with Andrew (my co-worker). I started out as Team Mystik last summer when I went home. Thach convinced me to make a new account for Team Instinct for fun. Then I was somehow thrown into a race with Joe, who also made a new account for Team Instinct. The first person to get to Level 20 would win glory/snacks. Good enough for me. I started playing seriously on 3/13 and by 3/18 at 10:24am, I reached Level 20 right before the POLY workshop started. It was a close race though. Good try, Joe! 🙂
- POLY WORKSHOP: I was slightly impressed with this year’s spring workshop. I use slightly because I am a tough critic. The day was still long and tiring. But, the workshops were mostly all good! I especially liked the ECP-2nd Grade Class Management and Objectives workshops. I know it was good because I actually took notes. It comes to show me that no matter how long I’ve been teaching (7 years!), there’s always room for improvement. Anything can be helpful if I have an open mind.
The weather is getting warmer, and I love it! Overall, I’m just doing my best to enjoy my life as much as possible. I need to make an effort to hang out with more people. There are so many delicious restaurants to try and I need to to find people to go with me. Martha is leaving Korea in May, but I’m not ready to accept that yet 🙁