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! 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 🙂
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!