I met Y on Saturday for our final meeting before I return home. While we were having lunch, she mentioned that she hoped I would stop hating Korea and return in the future. I felt a little shocked that she thought I hated Korea, and hurried to clarify that the thing I do not care for here is my job. This made me suspect that I’d left traces of this negativity all over this site, and I want to once again reiterate that I have enjoyed being in Korea very much, but the experience was soured slightly by negative emotions surrounding my work.
I got pretty exhausted after the new year, and remember feeling heavy and powerless, and somewhat desperate to be finished with teaching. The time has passed pretty slowly since then, but now that I see the light at the end of the tunnel and Em’s arrival date is inching closer, I am finding my mood quite improved. Today I had one of the happiest Mondays ever. Is that even possible? Probably it’s because I remembered that I’ll be leaving in about 3 weeks, and my job will be finished in 8 working days. 8 more days! I am looking forward to finally being able to have a real rest, travel a little bit, and experience new aspects of this amazing country along with my precious little sister. And, just so you know, I definitely plan to return to Korea, but when I do come back, it will be as a tourist for sure.