It has been an awfully long time since I posted on here. November, I believe, was the last time. When I left you last, I was undertaking my teacher training and stressed about work. Well, what has changed since then? Not a lot. I am still stressed. I am still in teacher training. But my future path may be different, dear reader. For I have made the decision to re-apply to go and teach in Korea with the EPIK Programme again. Those who read my sporadic blog posts will know that I miss Korea. I miss EFL. I miss basically everything about those glorious two years. So this should really come as no surprise.
So, let’s face it. I’ve been a bit shit at posting on here recently. For all you know, I could have spontaneously combusted. Luckily, I didn’t – I’ve been mostly fine. Largely, I have been preparing to jet off to colder climes (Canada, for anyone who somehow doesn’t know). And you know what – this has got me thinking about living abroad in many different ways.
In my opinion, a lot of people who start travelling do so because they are a little…broken. Not in a bad way, but something has happened to make their brain think “You know…we should give up everything we’ve ever known, go somewhere completely new and see how that works out”. I know for me this was certainly the case. I was dealing with some pretty bad mental health issues and I think that was (a part) of the reason that I came to Korea. An attempt to get away from it all. It didn’t work, of course. How can you outrun yourself? But I have learnt some other important things living abroad.