The last day of 2012

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!



  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    Motivation is always hard, I don’t recall if I wrote you, that our side of the family ha! are never satisfied, in other words nothing is always enough. We always seek challenges is our nature. We want to do something big so that others are proud. My point is, that I sought this, I did these so called goals, and bottom line it was never enough. My mom pointed out that my uncles had the same problem. That day, my world came to a halt, I realize that I did accomplish a lot of things and have done a lot of good. I backed off a little and started smelling the roses. Meaning start living, enjoy the moments. I think you are the right course. But yes, it is a lonely road. Just smile give thanks to the Lord and Keep on living.. Happy New 2013 hope all comes true this new year. Luv you all say hi to all.

    1. Yeah…I know I’m extremely goal driven. But when I try to let it take a back seat, I tend to feel a bit…out-of-control. That’s why I don’t really have any particular long-term goals…which is definitely different from before! Definitely calling for a time of introspection…

  2. Hey Jacky here’s wishing you a wonderful New Year. I, for one, have enjoyed
    everything that you have wrote about. I love the feeling it gives me, being in touch.
    Thanks for all the sharing you have done and all I can say to you, is keep up the
    good blogs. They are truly enjoyed. God Bless and love you

    1. Thanks…I do intend on continuing to write, but I think I’ll be changing it up somehow.

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