Falling Into Old Patterns? No More!

Why hello Musings!

I’m sorry for my absence (again-lol). Being in training for a month and (finally) teaching in South Korea has kept me away longer than even I expected. And even though I was told in advance that it may happen, I’ve begun to experience some sort of emotional roller coaster. Yeah, August was full steam ahead – me focusing on getting to South Korea and making it through the first round of orientation/training.

No lie, that ish was hard! Over a hundred other teachers from all of the globe and the staff in charge of handling all of us. Everyone was just excited and bouncing off the walls with energy and it was almost too much for me after the first week. Then we were moved to our final leg of orientation, which was much needed for me because too many folks and not enough time to recharge solo was making me a bit bitter. lol

When we were finally released to our schools and mentor teacher(s), I was ecstatic!Β  We were finally in our city and would begin to really teach. The first week was okay, I was only nervous when it came time to try to pronounce my students names πŸ™‚

Sigh. Though as we all know, good times don’t last long.

There have been a couple incidences since being South Korea (along with the seasons changing and bringing up feelings that I’d rather it didn’t) that had me ready to hide away until it was time to teach. Tonight I saw a video in one of my groups on Facebook that was all about not dimming my light because of others’ negativity. And I truly needed to be reminded to not reveal in some asshats behavior or hide away because of a few uncomfortable moments. The only thing that happens is that you end up giving power over yourself to those that are not worthy of anymore of your time.

Not only that, but I would also lose out on seeing what wonderful adventures await me. I’ve wanted to come and see South Korea for far too long to let that happen. So, I’m going to continue to see the good that is in front of me and not focus on the other nonsense that is now behind me. When I think about those not so pleasant moments, I almost chuckle out loud.

Of course those dim witted fools wanted to invade my space. They really can’t seem to help but want to get as close to my brightness as possible, with a smile that is as bright as the sun, naturally they would want to.

So I’m going to keep on shining, and reminding folks to respect my space along the way.

I hope you all will do the same.

Until next time Musings!

Be inspired and stay inspiring!

-Soprano Musings

 

 

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Ready to take on South Korea!

Well, I did it again.

I fell off the grid with my monthly blogs. And I’m sorry! Though, as always, I had a good reason. For the last several months I have been preparing to teach overseas in South Korea, and it has all but consumed me Musings. Now I am a mere three – yeah THREE – days away from flying to South Korea!

My training begins in mid-August, and I will spend a little bit of time at a lovely Guesthouse near Incheon International Airport. Of course, I will do a proper vlog review, but I would also like to ask you all for some suggestions on what else I should do leading up to my training? I still plan on working online (until the day before my training starts because after that I can no longer tutor online) so I will have a few hours during the day to explore.

The name of the Guesthouse that I will be staying in is the K-Guesthouse, which is just a few miles away from the Incheon Airport. I would like to stay close by, so I don’t get lost πŸ™‚

As always, your good wishes and suggestions are appreciated. Thank you for joining me on my next journey – in South Korea!

Be inspired and stay inspiring Musings πŸ™‚

-Soprano Musings

Wishfully Waiting

First, allow me to properly thank Dan AragΓ³n for making this photo available for free on @unsplash. It captures my current mood so well as I listen to LoFi Hip Hop radio via Youtube at the moment.

Now I can begin my update from my post last month.

My documents for the teaching internship program that I applied for were, in fact, received by the GA consulate. All is not lost but instead completed. At least on my end πŸ™‚

I have completed my initial and final interviews for the internship, and am now waiting to hear back from the head office overseas in regards to whether or not I was accepted. On or before June 1st I should know the outcome. How am I keeping myself busy until then?

  • Catching up on my blogs.
  • Working as many hours as I can at both of my jobs.
  • Spending time with my friends.
  • Going to the beach.
  • Creating a new vlog playlist on my YouTube channel.

The light at the end of the tunnel can almost be seen! I just hope it leads me to the sunny, magical, and beautiful side where my hopes and dreams can take flight.

As always, be inspired and stay inspiring musings!

– Soprano Musings