November 18th, 2013

icy thoughts

우리학교에서 6개월 더 일할 거예요.

So I went to talk to Teacher Elizabeth.

"Teacher, can we talk?"

"Yes, Teacher."

"So right now I'm applying for graduate school in Korea, but the problem is that the program doesn't start until August-"

And then she bursts into Korean, looking absolutely ecstatic. "Six more months?"

"Yes-"

"Yes! Yes! Definitely! Of course!"

"- but Teacher, the problem is that my graduate program will start at the beginning of August, so I won't be able to do summer camp-"

More Korean. "Yes, that's fine, yes, thank you, thank you! Oh, but teacher, you won't be able to get your plane ticket-"

"That's okay. Thank you so much!"

"No, thank you! Thank you!"

I have never seen her look like that before. She was absolutely thrilled. Probably because I'm, what, one of the three long-term teachers who are staying? She didn't even have to talk to the principal. Apparently I'm well-liked enough here that there was no issue rehiring me. BAM!

6 more months...
  • Current Mood
    relieved, sort of? And stressed.