‘Personal Story’ Posts

What I Learned My Second Year in Korea

What I Learned My Second Year in Korea

I still have no idea what I want to do with my life. I hate to break it to you, but if you’re trying to find yourself, going to the other side of the world may not be the most effective way to accomplish it. I admit that coming to Korea, for me, was not ...

Why You Should: Do Things You’re Bad At

Why You Should: Do Things You’re Bad At

You know those people who are good at, like, everything? We all know someone who seems like a master at everything they touch. They’re always trying something new and magically excelling at it. While I’m definitely not one of those people, I continue to try new things even if I’m bad at them. Why? Because ...

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Abroad

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Abroad

You’ve decided. Your bag is packed. You’ve kissed your parents, siblings, and especially your dog goodbye. Now you’re ready to board a plane… or are you? I won’t deny teaching abroad has worked out well for me, but I can say that despite my research, I wasn’t ready for everything I’d be dealing with. Before ...

5 Reasons I’m Staying in South Korea In 2016

5 Reasons I’m Staying in South Korea In 2016

Annyeonghaseyo (안녕하세요)! Or, in other words, hello! You’re reading this article which was typed from my apartment in Seoul. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I’d still be here for as long as I have been. When I first arrived in South Korea in May of 2015, I fully anticipated that I would be ...