The last six weeks have been pretty hectic for me, hence why I haven’t blogged recently. My mum came to visit, my grandparents and cousin came to visit, and while all of that was happening i had 32 school reports to do.
It was so nice spending time with my family. Seeing a familiar face, being able to hear more of the kiwi accent, and showing off my new home city. Mum was here for 3 weeks. And as soon as she left my grandparents and cousin arrived. I took each of them to my school (my kids adored my family!). As well as show them a little around the area. I find that their isn’t a lot to do or that I haven’t explored enough, so I probably wasn’t the best person to get a tour from. I will have to upload photos later because right now I am on a plane to India!
I can officially say that I have completed my very first semester of teaching. That was a whole 21 weeks worth! In New Zealand the school terms are only 10 weeks. I am so exhausted, mentally and physically. However, I have learnt so much, and have such a passion for my job. I could not imagine myself doing anything else. Being able to watch children progress and succeed through my help is such an epic feeling. I really, really, really love my job. It was a hard but easy decision to make when I was offered my position, and I am so fortunate to have been given such an awesome opportunity. Not many people can say that they worked at a top elementary school in Korea. I’m not sure how long I will be here for. I have been asked to think about it over the break. Everyday my mind changes. Living here and doing my own thing, having awesome friends, and an awesome job is highly appealing. But then there are my friends, family, and guy I really want to be with back in New Zealand. Eating some real cheese would be nice too. I don’t know. All I know is that I want to be happy.
I went to carribean bay a few days ago. It was a super fun waterpark. While I was there I went on the scariest slide that I never thought I could possibly go on. Imagine, a capsule standing upright, water flowing, and a count down of 3,2,1,0 and the floor drops below you. With the addition of a 360 degree loop, and 7 seconds later it was over. Though I should probably tell you that the first time I got to the capsule I freaked out and left. My fear got the better of me. I did it eventually and am so glad I did. Go onto youtube and search for aqua loop carribean bay.
I am on summer vacation now. 3 weeks of pure adventure in India with Grace. It’s going to be crazy. Culture, culture, culture.
Well that’s it. My last six weeks in a tiny nutshell and a new adventure to follow.