Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nearly Three Months In

Waiting for the bus.
I'm still adjusting to everything in Seoul. The past week has been a stressful one. I was observed a couple of times by my superiors. It is always a drag to hear how terrible you are. They didn't actually word it like that, but I have a difficult time being criticized.

I have never been a teacher before and I guess I should assume there would be a learning curve, but I hate being bad at anything, much less my occupation. I felt like I was the best at Walmart, at the radio station (when I was Production Manager), as a dishwasher, etc. And now I don't feel that way. I feel like the worst and it is weighing on my mind. In fact, I think it even makes me a bad boyfriend. I'm too on edge...

This week in particular, I have been trying to play catch up and also relax. It has been unsuccessful so far. Those are competing notions. But Jackie has tried hard to keep me calm.

Walking the last few minutes to work.

To that end, I have gone hiking twice in the last two weeks, seen a movie, gone running a few times and downloaded more music. All of that has helped, but I'm still not feeling my best. I know I can do better, be better. Now I just have to prove that.

As far as work is concerned, I still like a lot of the kids. And I think some of them have become attached to me too. It's nice and it keeps me going, even through the tough days.
And on that positive note, I will go to sleep. Blogging from the phone is difficult.! I left my laptop at work...)


Computer Programs

I bought a new laptop a couple of months ago. After I transferred all my files over, I realized I have started to use a lot of free programs that do not come with the computer, but, nevertheless, are better than with what Windows 7 comes loaded. I remember many years ago it was difficult to find new, free programs and I only used the boring old Windows defaults.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dinner and a Movie


On Saturday, Jackie and I decided to have a date night. We go to a lot of places together, but rarely do we go on traditional dates (or at least the kind you see in movies and tv shows). I wanted to see The Amazing Spider-Man and Jackie is a cool enough girlfriend to be fine with that as a fancy date night. Of course, actually getting to the date and then going on it would be a big adventure...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Importance of Television in My Life

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Earlier, Jackie told me Andy Griffith died. People can not help their initial reactions, right? So I should not feel embarrassed to say, for a split second, it really shocked me and made me sad. My heart felt like it had fallen out. Then reality set in and I realized I do not know him and he did not seriously matter to me. My family matters, Jackie, etc., but not some actor on a tv show that I have seen a million times. But why then did it affect me like that when I heard? I thought about it all day.