Saturday, June 18, 2011

30 Days and Counting......

As time is winding down...I cant believe that it will be less than 30 days till I leave the country.  Packing up my one bedroom apartment has been tedious...but refreshing at the same time.  I was able to get rid of five years worth of built up junk, mail, and unnecessary things I have kept since college.  And didn't realize I kept SO MUCH stuff!!  Now that time is of the essence I have less than 30 days before Im off to Korea!!!  Im trying so hard to get in my last hello's and good bye's to everyone....and boy it can get demanding! As my nights become more restless and my days become busier....there is so much to do in such little time! I have recently found out that a few people I know will also be in Korea during my year there, so the more the merrier!!! And if anyone has any contacts feel free to share, networking is the name of the game!  The nervousness, excitement, and anticipation all are settling in....29 and counting....!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Official Contract & Start Date

In April when this initial process began I never expected it to go this fast!  On the 2nd of June I got my official job contract and location.  To say the least when I got the email and phone call my heart raced in nervousness and anticipation.  I have less then 7 weeks to pack up my apartment, put stuff in storage, get last minute things done, see family, friends, and loved ones and relocate my 'Life in Korea'.  My recruiter has been really responsive on info and things I need to know before I leave.  But its still hard to imagine that I will be living and working in Korea for the next year.  The campus I will be at is in a suburb of Seoul, Suwon Jangan about 20 miles south of Seoul.  As I continue to gain more info after finalizing my contract with my John Hancock, I will keep you all abreast! Until then.....taking one day at a time!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Job Offer

i was contemplating the other day and was thinking about how i was going to keep in touch with everybody without being able to message people all the time via text and pick up the phone, so i decided to creating a blog....and alas, here it is.  i received a job in south korea and i will be moving there by the beginning of August!  After losing my job exactly one year ago, and being out of full time work, i had to decide what I wanted to do with my life.   I have always thought about leaving the country and a few colleagues of mine suggested that i teach overseas, and that i would love the experience.  I started the application process around late April, have been diligently doing paperwork.... and I just got the big news on 5/25/11,now here i am with less than ten weeks left in the country to see what im going to miss and what i wont be missing at all (or so i think).  thus i call the next few weeks "after the end, before the beginning".  thanks for making me happy u.s.a. (now until im gone), in advance.