To do:
1) Think of what to do
2) Write a list of what to do
3) Write the post
4) Look at the post and wonder what happened to your writing skills

I can write a list on any topic. In fact, I spend my days writing lists. I am a teacher, so making sureI don’t forget anything is vital. I write about 3 or 4 lists a day – I love them; I would be lost without them.

So naturally I decided I wanted to write a bucket list, I also wanted to write a list of goals for the year. Since these two intersect I will try to write both down.

So here goes:

1) Learn Korean – to some degree atlas.
2) Try to work towards a degree in either education or sociology.
3) Fall in love.
4) Learn to play the Ukulele and read music.
5)Go on holiday – somewhere on the beach.
6) Figure out what I am going to do in 2018.
7) Grow my hair – I miss my long hair very much , I don’t feel like myself without it.
8) Go to the border or North and South Korea.
9)Travel.

Thats all I have for now. As for my overall bucket list:

1) Get a P.H.D in Sociology.
2) Get married and have kids.
3) Work for a magazine.
4) Travel
5) Make my mother happy.

Let me know what you think of these, and what your bucket list is like.

Xoxoxox

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You Pick…

So, I haven’t posted in a while because I have no idea what to write about. Overtime I think of something I convince myself that its not a worthy topic to write about. I end up thinking “who really gives a damn” and “I’m not sure even i would read this”. So then i just don’t, and days go by, weeks and then months.
I enjoy writing and it makes me feel good.
I guess I could write about teaching, or about Chiari malformation, or about Africa but i can’t seem to decide on any specific topic to write about.

How about this, I will write a list of possible topics I could write about, and you could comment on what would interest you. Maybe that will work.

Here goes:

1) Growing up in Tanzania -the good and the bad bits
2) Why i miss home but will never go back.
3) Finding out about Chiari Malformation and my experience at hospitals.
4) Nightmares – what do they mean? I have them so often.
5) Why I decided to stay in Korea one more year.
6) My favourite country songs lately.
7) Top favourite movies of all time
8) Bucket list
9) Best and worst experiences in Korea.
10) I will leave this one empty – if you have anything you want to read or interact about, comment andI will get on it.

Happy Sunday 🙂

Xoxoxo

What I learned as a kindergarten teacher

Teaching kindergarten has been one of the most amazing experiences ever. Sure the admin and other stuff that goes with it has been brutal, but it has been more than worth while. So here goes:

  1. You may think you only have space for a few people in your heart, but children have a way of breaking boundaries and expanding that heart. Never knew my heart had space for  so many little rascals .
  2. When a kid hands you an imaginary meal they cooked – you eat that meal! (mostly because you are a softy at heart and their wide innocent eyes just manipulate the hell out of you)
  3. If one child wants to go to the bathroom, the whole class wants to go, so might as well make a trip of it.
  4. You may not have physically given birth to them but you would give your life without a moments hesitation for any of them.
  5. The naughtiest kids are the ones in need of the most love and attention – find out more about them. (There was one child who was always so naughty and disruptive. I used to do my best to discipline him but that only made things worse. Then one day i found out that he tells everyone how much he loves learning english. Also found out he didn’t have the best home environment. So the next time he did something good I praised him so much, and asked him to be an example to the other children. I rewarded him and gave him attention. He was as good as gold for the rest of the day).
  6. No matter how rough your day is, children somehow have a way of putting a smile on your face. Those kids make my day. every day.
  7. Use tape. Lots of it. Lots and lots of it because i guarantee the art work you put up will have fallen down by the next day.
  8. The mystery box is magical. You can put ANYTHING in that box and the children will be super excited to learn. I once put stationary items in there – great lesson.
  9. Keep an extra change of clothes around because you WILL get thrown up on. And its possibly the worst thing in the world except you can’t even be mad because you are so concerned about the child’s well being.
  10. Sometimes its okay to stop a lesson and jump around and dance to the STOP song.

 

 

Theres so much more i could say about teaching, but for now lets leave it at that. I am so grateful to have experiences this job. Its hard to imagine a job where there are no children involved because they make everything worth while.

 

xoxoxo

20 something and lost

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Sometimes it feels as though everyone around me has it all figured out. High school friends are getting married and some are even on their second and third children. Me? Well I’m still here floating from place to place figuring out what I’m meant to do and where I’m supposed to be.

 

Its true what they say, your 20’s are for figuring life out and realising what you want from it.

No longer under your parents wing you are free to fly. The freedom still tastes good everyday. Except now that you can fly you don’t really know where to fly to!

It took me so long to realise my worth and what i stand for. It is only now in my mid 20’s that I have realised I do not owe the world anything and it does not owe me anything. Funny how one can be so self are yet still so lost.

Finally I am aware of what i deserve and desire in a future partner. I took a long hard look in the mirror yesterday and realised I could hardly find a trace of who I was a few years ago.

Now I have my priorities set (family always comes first) and i have realised that my loyalty needs to be earned and appreciated.

I am finally equipped to face the world, my skin is thick enough and I actually know a thing or two about the world. However, I still have no clue which direction my life is meant to go in. Hell, I’m not even sure where I belong.

I saw a quote once that said “not all who wander are lost”,I sure hope that is true, because i feel pretty lost right about now.

So for now, I will sit here, finish my cuppa tea whilst I listen to Adele and admire how unpredictable the world can be.

If you liked my post, let me know in the comments at what age you finally figured out your life.

 

xoxox

I’m back!

So, I took  rather long break from blogging for a number of reasons. I have been quite busy moving countries and starting a life abroad.

I was in Tanzania, but as some of you know, I wasn’t very happy there. So, I decided to get my ass into gear and make some changes. I decided I was going to move abroad. I went to England for a few months then got a job teaching English in South Korea.

Yep, from Tanzania to South Korea, pretty crazy right?

I have been here about 3 months now. Its been amazing and daunting. I have learnt so much (and apparently I’m the teacher).

Anyways, I miss writing. I don’t feel like myself when I’m not writing. So get ready to be plied with random posts about all sorts of things; from the book I’m trying to write to Korean food and the absurdity of using chopsticks to eat rice.

There will be humour – sometimes dark, there will be knowledge, and there will be some degree of good writing.

Stay tuned.