Today was the first day I haven’t disliked my new job. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it. (Yet.) Hopefully the pendulum is beginning to swing more and more to enjoying it.
All new jobs have their quirks and adjustment period. This one includes a new country, new language, completely new alphabet. And new wardrobe: no more blue shirts and jeans; I have to think about what I’m wearing (Sidebar: I totally wore a miniskirt and leggings to work today).
My sleep has been terrible, my sheets are uncomfortable, I go to sleep with headaches and wake up with them, my dreams are super weird and I’m not good at this teaching thing. It’s very, very different from an Apple workshop.
So, to cheer myself (and you, Mom) up, here’s 10 things I do like about my new job:
1. I’m teaching a class on Zombies.
2. The food on campus isn’t bad, and off-campus is amazing.
3. There’s a full-size plane OUTSIDE MY WINDOW.
4. Next month we’re migrating to brand new teacher dorms.
5. I’m learning how to use chopsticks.
6. I don’t have to pay rent, utilities, gas or insurance.
7. There’s an Apple Authorized dealer that I’m going to go to for my fix.
8. I look like a Mad Men character in all my skirts. (“Say fellas, ‘yeah?’ Fellas, ‘yeah?’ Has your girlfriend got the butt? ‘Hell yeah.'”)
9. Today I taught drama in a veil and a ball under my shirt, telling the kids I was a bride, pregnant with a zombie baby.
10. I’m in Korea. It’s different and scary and cool and only for a year. As someone important told me: It’s a year. It’s going to pass one way or another. Why not Korea?
Caption: survival kit for zombie apocalypse–if you could only have 10, what would they be?