Five Inspiring Resolutions for Your Lunar New Year

I have always celebrated New Year's Eve with the count down and party food in America but coming to Korea I've learned that they place much more emphasis on the Lunar New Year. I'm a huge fan of holidays (any excuse to celebrate) and New Year's is no exception. But I love more than just … Continue reading Five Inspiring Resolutions for Your Lunar New Year

Unexpected Food Adventures in Korean Schools:

Coming to a new country I expected there to be odd moments with food. Moments which leave me confused, possibly delighted and possibly disgusted. I just thought I would share some of the memorable dishes I've eaten at my schools here so far. Episode One~The Shrimp: "Do you like shrimp, Lucca?" a co-teacher asked me hestitantly. I … Continue reading Unexpected Food Adventures in Korean Schools:

The Secret Life of Jang-mi: First day Teaching in Korea or Returning to Toddlerhood

Welcome to the Secret life of Jang-mi 🙂 Jang-mi means “Rose” in Korean and since my middle name is Rose my co-teacher thought it would be a pretty name for me. I 100% agree 🙂 And I love it when Koreans call me Jang-mi^_^ its just so pretty!! Anyways, this country is still pretty new … Continue reading The Secret Life of Jang-mi: First day Teaching in Korea or Returning to Toddlerhood

That’s How Winning Is Done! and, why should you really win?

So I was running on a treadmill, in a rather ill-lit basement, squeezing something of a work out in between exhausting lesson planning. I was worn out in every sense of the word and stuck in headphones--the soundtracks on my playlist are the only thing that keeps my legs going. Buried in work, new confusing situations, growing up financially, … Continue reading That’s How Winning Is Done! and, why should you really win?