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Hello Readers!

Been a while. Sorry that you haven’t seen a post from me recently, no explanation other than that I was just enjoying my time at home and trying to get organized for future escapades.
Speaking of that, I’ve finally landed a good position. It took a while because I was being really really picky about the location. But, thanks to a wonderful wonderful recruiter (who I will link at the bottom of this post), a position was found and the school wants to hire me just as much as I want to take the position.

Hello Readers!

Been a while. Sorry that you haven’t seen a post from me recently, no explanation other than that I was just enjoying my time at home and trying to get organized for future escapades.
Speaking of that, I’ve finally landed a good position. It took a while because I was being really really picky about the location. But, thanks to a wonderful wonderful recruiter (who I will link at the bottom of this post), a position was found and the school wants to hire me just as much as I want to take the position.
There were a lot of teaching positions available to start at the end of November. That’s just… not soon enough. I mean, I love being home with my family but I don’t have anything to do here. Even getting a part-time job is a nightmare. The second full day I was home I went out and drove around the city picking up applications from numerous places. Turned them all in and got this funny look from the majority.
I’m sure some of you know this look. It’s the,
“You’re a University graduate with experience overseas and you want a PART-TIME job?”
They knew. In their busy little brains they knew that I wasn’t looking for a long-term position and that as soon as something better came along I’d be scooting on out.
But my thought is… DUH! It’s a PART-TIME position! Can those people really expect their part-time workers to stay for years and years?! Maybe if it were a full-time position or a managing position. That’s different. Those are possible career paths. But part-time? PLEASE.
A year or so ago I was applying for a part-time secretarial position that paid pretty crumily (but seemed interesting!). During the interview they asked me about my future goals and after finding out that I eventually wanted to attend graduate school they politely told me that they were looking for a more perminant fill to the position. I must have stared at them funny because things got kind of uncomortable.
A perminant part-time worker. Well, I guess it’s possible. I mean, if someone were paying for my house, my food, my car, and whatever else then sure, I guess I might possibly consider a part-time position as an actual career choice.
THE PLAN

Yes, you all know about ‘The Plan’. This thing that keeps changing and evolving. This thing that never stays still!
‘The Plan’.
“The Plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan.”
Anyway.
I’ve decided to make it a little more basic. Trying to map out all of the little things has become similar to trying to get rocks to float.
1-YEAR GOALS
– Pass TOPIK exam level 3 (at least. Hey, that’s right in the middle.)
– Retake GRE and maybe score above “You must be special” on the Math section.
– Launch ELA
I’m sure I’ll come up with a few more, but the rest of them that I’m considering making actual goals are a little high reaching for the 1-year plan.
Good News!

I’m coming back to Korea! Oh yes. It’s true!
Since getting back to the States I’ve been searching for another teaching position. It’s been hard finding one since I’ve been so picky on location. I was pretty much refusing to take any jobs outside of this particular area, so getting a job offer was proving difficult.
However! After getting offered a job at a really questionable institute and having to turn it down due to all of the online-black lists this school was archived in, I finally got offered a fantabulous job and I accepted yesterday.
Exciting!
It’s looking like I’ll be back in Korea in either early or mid October!
Until then I’m going to enjoy my time at home, relax, and eat a lot of ARBY’S chicken salad sandwhiches. Because I missed those.
Well, I’ll be sending out another update again, certainly before I head back to the ROK.
Everyone have a great week!
Until next blog,
~A.


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