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I'm not asking for people to support me when they don't or pat me on the head and tell me that it is a great idea. But I would kind of hope for a bit of support. I know that my friends are just trying to look out for me, but sometime I just get so tired of hearing that I am all wrong. For once it would be nice to hear someone say "you know I know you, and you will be alright."

I feel like I should take a vote and ask how many people think me going to Korea to teach would be a good thing or not. If the vote is a resounding hole maybe I will just crawl in a hole and die (not literally) because I suck at life.

And this is why you do not write entries at 4:30 in the morning when you are half asleep.

Date: 2013-04-02 05:49 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] ladybirdcarina
ladybirdcarina: by by <user name="dizzygraceful"> (DongWoo-peek a boo)
you have to go so that I can live in your closet...=/

for real though, if it's something you really want to do, do it./hugs

Date: 2013-04-02 09:17 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] ladybirdcarina
ladybirdcarina: by by <user name="dizzygraceful"> (DongWoo-peek a boo)
yes you will because I'm a tall one...^____^

Date: 2013-04-02 08:42 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] keygasmic.livejournal.com
Probably not the best idea at the moment.. you know, with the whole "war" thing. But in the future, you should do whatever you feel is best. It's your life and you should be able to express whatever dreams you have confidently. I think you can do anything you put your mind to.

Chin up x

Date: 2013-04-02 08:56 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] kat-elric.livejournal.com
Thank you. The "war" thing doesn't seem to really have anyone concerned at the moment, at least no one has used that as an argument against it yet. Which is interesting. lol.

Date: 2013-04-02 10:50 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] winged-kame.livejournal.com
Only you know yourself best and what's best for you.

I'm on the opposite end a bit, as for years I've had people tell me I should go to Japan or Korea to teach since I love their culture and need a job. But I know myself and know it'd be too much for me. I don't want to be that far from home on my own for that long. I wouldn't be happy, even if I could survive it and it would be good for my career. So I'm not putting myself in that situation, no matter how much advice I get.

It sucks to not have much support for your decisions. But in the end it is up to you. Good luck!

Date: 2013-04-02 08:57 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] kat-elric.livejournal.com
Thank you.

It is good that you know that about yourself. Not a thing to do if you don't think you can survive it. I really do think that I can but I also occasionally worry that is ride talking...

Date: 2013-04-02 12:39 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] tiggie0307.livejournal.com
If you have the means and want to do it, go ahead! You will be the...third person I know who's in Korea teaching...wait the fourth!

Date: 2013-04-02 08:57 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] kat-elric.livejournal.com
Thanks! That is cool that you know so many people that are.

Date: 2013-04-02 12:50 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] seneferia.livejournal.com
If you feel it's something you really want to do and you have enough financial support to do so. GO FOR IT. The only thing that could be prohibiting you is the talks of war. Maybe postponing another month to see how at pans out would be in your best interest but other than that I think you should go. It's better to do the things you really want to do in life then regret it later.

Date: 2013-04-02 01:39 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] narikuro.livejournal.com
Girl, go for it. If it is something you want, just go for it. I'm (hopefully) leaving for Taiwan in September even though the bigger part of my family thinks it is crazy.

But you know, they do not live my life instead of me. I'm living my own life and it's up to me what do I do if I'm prepared to face the consequences.

You know, there's this quotation which I have pinned on my notice-board:
"If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mum, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it!"

After many years when I was listening to everyone around, I'm feeling like I'm finally living. And it is a very nice feeling. Don't let them make you abandon your dream just because they don't get it, because they don't have the same goals like you.

I decided that I'm going to live my life my way, that I can say when I grow old, that I do not have any regrets.

It is better to tell yourself "OMG I was so crazy when doing this" than to be sad that you haven't done it.

I hope that it'll help you a bit.

Date: 2013-04-02 08:46 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] saanrio.livejournal.com
You know where I stand. I will support your decisions, because a) they are yours to make, not mine and b) I know you and I think you are stronger than a lot of people give you credit for.


icon very related.

Date: 2013-04-02 10:32 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] gothickangel92.livejournal.com
Is it what you want to do? Then go for it. Make sure you've got the needed qualifications, sign up to a good agency that will help you get jobs and accommodation or whatever,and are ready to work hard and then full steam ahead. It's your life. If you don't do it, will you regret not doing it in the future? If the answer is a yes, then you know what you need to do. Make sure you're fully prepared and go ahead; it's an experience and if it's what you want, then don't let their opinions stand in your way.

Teaching in Korea

Date: 2013-04-05 10:58 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] nymph200.livejournal.com
Hi, first off let me say I love your stories and although I'm a silent reader (sorry, know how much you writers hate those lol), I just wanted to comment here.

I came to teach English in Korea and it was only going to be for 1-2 years. I ended up loving it so much that I've been here 6 going on 7 years with no thought of going home. Most people who come here have no trouble adapting and in fact have more of an issue with culture shock when they go back home, lol.
I don't know you so I can't really judge on whether you'll be able to handle it but most people I know who have come here have loved it.
As to the "war" thing, it seems to be more of a big deal elsewhere in the world but not a single one of my Korean friends has even mentioned it. It was the same a few years ago when North Korea sank the South Korean navy ship and then a year later when they bombed the South Korean island, nothing ever came of it.

All I can say is that if it's something you really want to do, do it.

Date: 2013-04-08 05:57 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] chouchou103.livejournal.com
Hey, I'm a week late and I hope you feel better but I do want to add my words of support to those already said.

I was in a situation that is somewhat similar to yours. Instead of going to work in Korea, i was going to study for 1 year in Europe. It's not quite the same since I was going to France and I already know the language, but while my family was supportive of my decision, my friends were not really. Not in a mean way but they would always say things like : why do you want to go to Europe to study when you can do it here? I heard a lot of my friends and classmates say that it cost a lot, that it wasn't worth it, that they would miss me, that I would miss everything that happened and all the events at our school and a bunch of other reasons why i shouldn't go.

But you know what? I went anyways and I had a blast! Sure I did miss my family and my friends sometimes, and yes there were hard times (specially when there is family problems and you are across the world and can't do anything about it and it sucks.)No matter what, I would not change that year for anything in the world. I learned to depend on myself and to make my own decisions, I learned so much about myself that I probably wouldn't have staying home. I lived some culture shock, adapted changed my views of the world and I came back with a bunch of stories to tell. I also met some awesome people, some that I know will be lifelong friends.

Going to live abroad is always an adventure and if you want to do it, you should do it. Don't let the people around you dissuade you from going to Korea.

You should tell your friends that you understand their concern but you would like them to understand that this is something you want to do. My friends got around and while I still heard them saying that they'll miss me and that they didn't want me to go, they would also tell me that they understood and respected my wishes.

Sorry for the long post, it started as a simple post and just grew...

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