September 3rd, 2012

this is me

today, recovering, depression, Tiffany

Tiffany left yesterday. I'm not happy, to say the least- she's a great person and I'll miss her- but that's the nature of living in Korea: everyone leaves. Fortunately the same month I intend on leaving is approximately when at least one (possibly two) of my closest friends left in Korea also plan to leave as well.

Today my students were just... ridiculous. At least one kid in every class went above and beyond. And by that I mean I wanted to strangle the little fuckers. Besides that, I seem to have hit my stride with teaching, and my lessons are going really, really well. I'm not sure what happened, but it was all very timely: observations are coming up soon. Gotta be on my game for the next 1.5 months...

Recently I was talking with my friend MH and I came to the realization that I've officially recovered from my depression. It's been a series of blows all year, but I think that forcing myself to go to Bali was what did it. Getting out of my comfort zone and away from the pit I've dug myself into over the last few months has helped me feel a lot better.

Current travel plans for the rest of the year: Hong Kong/Macau for Chuseok (end of September/early October). MH and I are talking about going to the Philippines for a week in December, and then I'll spend another week in Vietnam. My plans aren't set in stone yet (MH and I have only known each other for something like 2 weeks, so we'll see how that works out) but it's a nice idea...
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