I saw ur Facebook post!
im just happy that someone else agrees with me ^^
also nice of you to finally message me yay!
When I think about my 5 year plan, or in this case my 1 year plan…I always conclude with that my life would be so much easier if I was born a Kardashian
I weighed in at 62kg a few days ago but didn’t want to post about it until I was able to consistently weigh in at 62kg (136 pounds)!
If I’m able to lose 6 more pounds by mid January…I will have officially lost 25 lbs in one year! I’m really glad I am slowly making a lifestyle change and seeing results!
But I don’t want to slip again so even though I feel like I’m on a roll I don’t want to celebrate too early until I can CONSISTENTLY keep this weight and fitness level up!
Just wanted to do a quick blog post about an experience I had today that was really nice. Again this is a personal post so it’s gonna end up being a rant and not interesting to read and a wall of text!
Anyways, one of my coteachers right now is 37 and married and has two kids. We are as different as two people can get. She married her first boyfriend and they’ve been together since they were 19. She’s super conservative and when the semester started we butted heads a LOT. This was due to our different personalities, teaching styles as well as it was her first time co-teaching with a native speaker…..I remember the first 2 months of this semester (August to mid October) I seriously never looked forward to work and dreaded whenever she stood up from her side of the office in fear she might be walking towards me.
A few weeks ago we had a good talk and we were both very up front about how we felt and it turned out to be a lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication….since then we’ve been gelling really well together and whenever we do have a conflict in the classroom in terms of teaching style we are able to soothe it over really quickly as we are now quite aware of why the issue occurred. It was SOOO nice to have that talk with her and I was so happy we could be so frank about each other. I learned a lot about myself and she admitted she learned a lot about herself too.
It’s been such a great experience for me because this is the first time in my life that I’ve worked so directly with someone so much my senior and honestly it’s been refreshing….especially today when…..one of our classes did not show up. We called the homeroom after 10 minutes and it turns out the class had a guest speaker so we had a free period!
Usually we are aware when our free period is in advance so we usually stay in our office or busy lesson planning but we’ve worked out quite a system of lesson planning that we always plan 2 weeks out in advance so we’ve been able to have a lot of free time recently…so we decided to stay in the classroom and chat. And the conversation flowed so freely it was refreshing.
It was honestly the first time in a long time that I felt like I was able to have an honest conversation about my passions, thoughts, feelings and fears and plans with a stranger. I mean, if you know me I am a pretty open book but I feel whenever I tell my friends the same things….we are all kind of on the same page and we all feel the same (especially as an university graduate in Korea teaching English) so it was so refreshing to get her opinion and perspective of where I am in life especially since she is at quite a different stage of her life.
But what was more refreshing was that she opened up to me and I know 37 isn’t that old but she’s been married for 10 years and has two kids so I always just ignorantly assumed she’s set for life as her husband has a pretty stable career as well! But she opened up to me about what plans and ideas she has for herself personally and professionally as well her fears and it was just so wonderful to hear that we keep growing. I mean, you ALWAYS hear that you never really quite grow up but it’s hard to believe that and it was so nice that even though I totally see her as an adult with her life set out…that it is possible to keep growing and challenging yourself. And after our conversation I just honestly wished the best for her and I felt like we had a great hour together just chatting away.
Anyways that’s my rambling and it probably wasn’t that exciting but I just felt really lucky to be able to have that conversation today with my co-teacher.