I seriously can’t believe that 2012 is over…in less than 12 hours. This year has flown by. As I’m writing this, I’m sitting at school for a full day of…desk-warming. The students are on vacation and, I’d guess, 90% of the teachers. Therefore, I am alone in my English classroom in an almost empty 3-story building. I am glad that it’s not like the high schools: I’m not in a collective teacher room surrounded by teachers I don’t talk to and under the direct eyeballs of either my Head English teacher or (as in Angye) the Vice Principal. The fact that I have my own classroom (which I share with my Korean co-teachers) is an amazing plus for working at an Elementary School.
For the people that regularly read my blog, you may have noticed that I started blogging less frequently. Granted, I started out slowly (3 posts a month) and then picked up the pace (up to 11 posts a month)…now I’m struggling to make sure I hit the once/week goal I set myself. I do like to write, but when I sit in front of the “Add New Post” screen for my blog–I feel less than motivated. In attempt to motivate myself, I wrote about dry skin and tips to de-clutter. However, writing (and perhaps reading) my blog has turned into something that I feel is lackluster. For the majority of 2012, it just feels like I wrote little summaries for things that I’ve done in Korea. It’s not bad, but it’s not always what I want to write about.
As I glance back at the title of my blog: “A Search for Happiness,” I realize that I have come a long way and my blog has certainly strayed. Am I happy? For the most part. Does my blog really reflect my original intent? Hm…I don’t think so. Starting with the New Year (tomorrow!) perhaps I’ll change things up. I still want to post up all the little stories for the pictures I’ve taken in Korea–but I don’t want it to be my focus. Perhaps, dare I say it, I want my blog to be a bit more personal…maybe discuss where on the happiness spectrum I am for each post.
With that, I wish you all a Happy New Year! And I’ll see you next year!