My Adventure!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

T-Minus 10 Days Until Lift Off

Have I comprehended the reality of  traveling across in the world and leaving in just ten days?... Not at all. 

It seems like it was a few days ago that I had all summer to save up for my travels and enjoy college friends a little bit longer before stepping into the professional realm of student teaching in Seoul, South Korea.  

Since I found out this exciting news that will transform my idea of living, teaching, education, and life, different people in my life have been continually asking me the burning questions:  "Wow, why South Korea?"  With the most puzzled facial expression about them that makes me laugh on the inside every single time.  So to answer that question I have narrowed it down to two main reasons for wanting to take this leap of faith and travel 7,510 mi. away from family and friends and an 18 hr flight to the tech-savvy city of Seoul, South Korea:  

1) I have a passion for adventure and learning.  This once in a lifetime opportunity provides both of these for me.  I want to travel to learn about the world and more importantly, myself. You really learn who you are when you're surrounded by people who have different values than you.  Through student teaching at Korean International School (KIS) school with their rigorous entrance

 2) I want to make a difference and challenge myself.  I have always heard that when placed in an uncomfortable position you have an opportunity to break under pressure or strengthen yourself.  I am taking this opportunity that found it's way to my door step and embrace it will all I am.  So here's to making new mistakes, trying new things, leaning on God for my strength, and creating the best teacher I can be! Living each day to the fullest and making a difference each step of the way!

Thank you for the support and prayers!

Image from: http://www.kis.kr/

1 comment:

  1. I love these 2 comments

    "You really learn who you are when you're surrounded by people who have different values than you." Yes, you do. And I learned the heard way. Buuuut, God is the Ultimate Teacher. Nah girl, you're good.

    "I have always heard that when placed in an uncomfortable position you have an opportunity to break under pressure or strengthen yourself."
    If we already have what we hope for, then we don't need to hope for it. Hence, passing tests to strengthen faith thus building up heavenly rewards!

    Thanks for sharing!

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