This is a very personal post, but I feel that I need to write this for a couple of reasons. The first being to get some closure and clarity on the whole situation, and the second is to possibly help others to deal with the same/similar situation. So what's this all about? My husband and … Continue reading When is it time to go?
In the hustle and bustle that is life, there's rarely time to take long trips, nevermind thinking about the expenses related to it. Staycations have become a quick way to get out of town, or even stay at home and take short day trips. Theo and I recently did a staycation in Daejeon. Here's how … Continue reading Staycation: Daejeon South Korea
Hong Kong has never been on my bucket list, but my husband expressed his eagerness and fueled on by slogans such as 'Asia's World City' I agreed on a two week trip to Hong Kong. What we did not realize until we were in the thick of it was that what we call Chuseok Holiday … Continue reading 14 Days in Hong Kong
I found perspective whilst visiting South Africa and now I am glad to be back in Korea!
After my last post I hoped to get back on the proverbial horse, but unfortunately, things are not getting off the ground. I seem to sink deeper into this dark pit of procrastination and despair, trying to juggle work stress, losing friends and keeping house. I keep promising myself and my readers that new posts … Continue reading Sabbatical
As a social worker I’m not new to the concept of burnout, but somehow I thought this would never happen to me whilst teaching English in Korea. Trust me, it did. And when it happened, it got me bad. I should have seen it coming, but hindsight is 20/20, right? Here are the 8 things … Continue reading The reasons I burned-out, and what I wished I knew before it happened.
Yes, I have not posted in a while. The reason? Burnout. We’ll be back with a full explanation, including the consequences, soon.
How to find balance in 24/7 togetherness... A while back I did a post about keeping the love alive whilst working together and being in a foreign country. In the beginning, it was very difficult. You suddenly see a part of your partner which was hidden away from you for the simple reason that you … Continue reading Couple-couple (Part 2)
Just a few pictures of the glorious mushrooms found in Gyeryongsan National Park.
I'm a little obsessed with Hello Kitty. I've always been fascinated with this cute figure. As a young girl Hello Kitty wasn't that popular in South Africa, but a few years later when my baby sister was at the age where she could choose her own toys you could find Hello Kitty everywhere. It was … Continue reading Hello Kitty Island- Jeju Island