Teaching English in South Korea. I feel like it has been an extremely popular choice for many people out there in recent years. Remember back when I was having post-grad blues? Yeah, well after months of working at my current job, I’ve decided that I’m done with staying in this rut of going to work, coming home, and not know what to do next with my life.
I’m choosing option 3. Travelling and self-discovery. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for years, but I thought it’d be when I turned 25, not 23. But you know what? Life plans change.
SO, I just wanted to post an update saying that after months of preparation, I’ve finally applied to EPIK (English Program in Korea) for the upcoming Spring 2018 intake. It’s competitive but at the same time, I have a good feeling about this and really hope that I’ll be accepted. If it all goes well, I’d be off to Korea as early as February 2018! Obviously nothing is set yet but whether I make it or not, I’m happy that I took this step forward to pursue something I really want to do.
I watched some EPIK videos on YouTube that actually made me tear up. They brought back the feelings I had from when I was in Taiwan in 2011 — we were releasing lanterns at night with our heartfelt wishes written on them. Watching those flaming lanterns float higher and higher until they disappeared is still a really vivid memory and I remember 16-year-old me thinking, “Wow. I’ll never forget this moment”. I never have. Another thing is watching the kids interact with the teachers. It’s so precious and I can’t wait to go over there and make a difference in someone’s life myself.
Anywho, that was my random braindump of feels for now. Stay tuned!