Wow. I haven’t posted for almost two weeks, and before that…I’m much too lazy to look, but I assume at least a month or so. It’s been a long time, so just in case you’ve been curious as to why it’s been a ghost town over here, let me fill you in.
As many of my readers know, last January I started school again. I’m currently working to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in teaching English with a TEFL/TESOL certification. It’s very difficult.
This summer I went to both KCONs and met fantabulous friends and had amazing experiences, while still trying to work on school work. Just because I’m on vacation, doesn’t mean my schoolwork takes a break.
I actually ended up failing a class because I was traveling so much and couldn’t work on some things because I didn’t bring a laptop, and I definitely should have.
Since my certification is hard to place around here, I’ll be attending my 80 hour observation in the same town as my last one, but it will be in an elementary school. My counselor seemed a little worried, but I assured her since I plan on teaching in Korea, and it’s sort of a get-what-you-can when you apply for jobs (you’re most certainly allowed to be picky, but that makes for a very small pool of job opportunities), I was very open to observing in elementary.
The reason I bring that up is apparently there are people who absolutely will not travel very far or go outside of what they believe is their ‘path’ (say a high school to-be teacher won’t observe a middle school classroom). Which is just baffling to me. Learning is learning, in all stages. But whatevs. I’m open to all types of new experiences.
My observation starts next month, so I’m really nervous and excited for it. My other two classes are going okay. I have five papers due in the next few weeks, and my other class I have ‘face-to-face,’ or rather screen to screen time with my professor once a week. last week was a bust because of the stupid school recording program they use (really now, online students, you know whats up, right?), so we’re gonna see if Skype works. Fingers crossed!
So, school aside, work is work. Still working the same job as last year. I’ve worked here for a year straight, which makes this my longest time holding down a job, besides being a nanny. It’s a miracle, I can tell you that much. But I get paid pretty decent to do the work I do, so I can’t complain too much.
I wish I could write more. I’ve fallen asleep almost immediately after getting home so many times it’s not even funny. I’ve fallen asleep doing homework, like yesterday, as well. I’m pretty drained.
I’m going back to Virginia to see my friends again! I’m so excited and I’ll post pictures and stuff.
I hope you enjoyed my other posts about KCON this year. I will definitely…probably be going to both next year as well. I’m so excited, this year was filled with so many firsts for me and it was just…one of the best years of my life, to be quite honest.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I finally got 1TYM merch. Not official, that stuff is…a lot of paychecks away. That stuff is rare so it’s also expensive af.
I recently bout a 1TYM bracelet from Etsy, this person was also at KCON i believe.
And then I bought a sweatshirt. This was almost $60, but I’ve been wanting to buy it since I found it a few months ago. As a stan of a group from the 90’s, it’s VERY hard to find stuff with their name on it. So I just had to have it.
Thanks for standing by me through all the days I can’t be active. It means a lot to me.