Monday, June 27, 2011

Summertime Livin'

I know it's been a long time since I've written anything but I've felt like I don't have anything to write. I'll think of something. First of all, Korea is coming up so fast I can't even believe it! I get so nervous when I look at the countdown on my page and it says only 1 week. Just looking at that today has made me realize that I need to start packing soon. We had a meeting last week on the UCCS campus and I met some of the other interns that I will be traveling with. I am the youngest in the bunch! There are only 3 other people but they are all much older than I am and obviously have a lot more teaching experience. Its a little overwhelming going into this with people that have so much more experience; but I'm hoping that my enthusiasm for what I'm doing will shine through and snag me some merit points. I continue to talk with people who have suggestions for what to eat but I haven't written any of it down and don't remember most of it!

Garden of the Gods from afar
Other than counting down the days until I leave, I've just been trying to enjoy my summer! I've been catching up with old friends and enjoying outdoor things.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Back to the Daily Grind

Tomorrow is my first day back at work after being off for two weeks because of my surgery. I'm not really looking forward to going back, but at the same time, my money stash has been slowly dwindling. It's going to be strange going back to work because there have been some major changes going on while I've been gone. The Kindercare center closest to us has closed down and so we have had to take on most of their kids. Also, the two's teacher from that center will be taking over my job as two's teacher. It's a bittersweet moment because I will miss my kids, but at the same time I think I will enjoy floating.

This last week I have spent preparing for South Korea since the countdown is down to one month! I have been shopping my buns off trying to find some appropriate professional clothes for the extreme heat and humidity that I will be facing in the late summer months in Korea.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Letter from Spain!

I got my letter from Spain today! I was looking for a normal-sized envelope (don't ask me why) so I almost missed it! My dad is the one who picked it out of the pile of letters and recognized it. Of course, being a letter from Spain, it is written 100% in formal Spanish and I don't understand a lot of what it says.

Friday, June 3, 2011

How Korea Happened

Last week my mom got an email from someone she works with that had a flyer about this internship. It is through UCCS and is six weeks long. UCCS has made a partnership with Yeungjin College in South Korea and they have made a "village" called Daegu Gyongbuk English Village. This is a live-in, immersion style village where students of all ages come to learn English.

Just the Beginning....

Since I am on the edge of starting my worldly adventures, I've decided to start up my blog! So, day 1. I applied for an internship to teach English in South Korea last week. Turns out, I have been accepted! So, I will be winging my way around the world in just one months time. Wow! It's all happened really fast!