…May 15 KST, or May 14 EST marked the 3 month anniversary of my arrival into Korea.
In around 180 days, I will be back in Canada for a week.
In around 280 days, I will be done my first year in Korea.
Providing I make it that far.
One of the biggest challenges about being here, is the fact that you have to re-establish yourself.
I went out with some people a few weeks back. One of them paid the whole tab as they didn’t have cash. The next day, I paid back my share of the tab.
I was thanked for being considerate enough.
That, to me, was common sense. Something I wouldn’t think twice about. I don’t think I should have to be told I owe a certain amount.
Or, wanting to give my all when it comes to certain things. One had commented on it…and they had made it sound like I was trying too hard. If I took it negatively, as if I were trying to upstage them. With my years of working with younger individuals, training, and schooling, it is just how I am to work in that fashion. I do not play with the lives of individuals who are still so impressionable.
Then there was the event where I picked up a coffee for someone just because.
You are so Canadian.
I like thinking of my friends and randomly surprising them with a drink. Why should that be considered something typical?
Even today…I had an issue.
I broke…I cried.
Had to hide all traces of it.
Apparently, having people not know who I am, is weird. I guess in that sense I am homesick. I’m not sick of my surroundings, nor the children. I just miss being able to be understood, without having to explain it all.
I guess it doesn’t help that I talked to two of my closest friends the other day. Still waiting on one, but not sure how I am going to fit that in.
Not sure if this makes sense.
I’m just all bottled up, and need to get this out before I attempt some sleep.
On the plus side, I was able to chat with one of the teachers a week ago, and boy was I super thankful. To just rant as if I was back home with my fav ladies. I’m also thankful that there are a few who had been awesome enough to make me laugh.
So, despite the minor hiccup, I am thankful.
Now, I just need to make sure I hold on.