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Why I Teach

Lately I have been a little frustrated.  I think it stems from a combination of things.  I am 9 weeks away from going home to see my family and friends.  I didn’t get my vacation at work and got a lame excuse when I asked for it.  Then after not getting my vacation, I had to cancel my trip to Japan, my boss told me the best thing for me was to resign for another year.  Yeah, thanks but no thanks.

I really do enjoy my job, but there are a few things I want to do at home before coming back.  At the top of the list is to see my family during the holidays.  I have noticed my frustration at work and everywhere else, but now that I have noticed it I am trying to do something about it.

Sometimes all you need is a reminder of why you are where you are.  That came for me in class the other day when I realized I love teaching.  The kids make me laugh, and I love my job.  I have to learn to leave everything that goes on outside of class outside of class.  For the most part, my kids are amazing.  They are like little machines always at school, but they can still laugh and have fun.  And those who know me know I like to laugh and have fun.

I needed a pick me up from my students and they delivered.  I am looking forward to doing a little traveling in Korea these last 9 weeks.  There is still a lot for me to see, and I am looking forward to seeing some of it.

So here is to a great week!


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About Eric Bynum
I taught ESL for three years in South Korea and now I am looking to set out on a new journey after just finishing my teaching certification in the US. I hope to continue teaching and traveling and you can follow his journeys here.

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