I actually planned on writing about something else today, or even not writing at all. However, a little notification greeted me on my computer…as of today, I have had this blog for 3 (count them, THREE) years. WOW. It’s time to reflect on my first blog post, which you can read here.
Where was I three years ago? I was in Texas, dissatisfied with my job and where my life was headed. I was ready for change! Traveling, living abroad, graduate school…I was ready for it all! Bring it on baby! I had a minor setback when I didn’t get accepted into the JET program. I wasn’t sweating it though–I had to get out of Texas! So, I went for the ‘next-best’ country I could think of at the time: Korea.
Here I am! I’m still in Korea! My intention of completing a one-year contract before graduate school has turned into THREE contracts. I’ve traveled to more countries than I ever thought I would visit in my lifetime…and I’ve (only) visited four since my time here (Korea included).
Wait a minute…what happened to graduate school!? Well, I took the GRE and did pretty well. I applied to one online graduate school for Fall 2012 (in a field I had next-to-no-experience) and I didn’t get accepted. Don’t you worry! Believe you me, it’s still on my mind because I do not want my GRE scores to expire!
Well, it’s crazy where my life has taken me. I definitely didn’t foresee any of this happening but I am glad to be out of the daily grind of teaching high school. There are days (more like moments) that I miss it though. I look forward to the days when I’ll miss teaching with EPIK. ^_^
I wonder where I will be in three years? Considering I couldn’t even anticipate three years in the future before, I’m not sure why I expect to do it now..but here it goes:
Will I still be blogging? Probably…but the idea of committing to this blog for 6(!) years is pretty intimidating.
What about graduate school? I’ve been looking into online programs. Unfortunately, I can’t decide on a major! I’m looking for physical schools that have online master’s degrees programs (this way the degrees are more reputable). I cringe to think of the money I’ll have to sink into a degree since I won’t get in-state tuition. 😦 I’ve got time, though…I have at least two more years…