Blessing and Struggling
The most unusual thing about me is that I have lived and worked in South Korea since 1998. I left Canada a few short days after getting married, much to my mother's dismay. God bless you, Mom! I recently celebrated a 20 year anniversary here that has been filled with blessing and struggling.
Most people have more than one aspect to their personality and I certainly no exception. I am an English teacher, a wife, a mother, a writer, a poet, a reader, a cook, and a dreamer.
Currently, I teach at Korea University's Sejong campus. This has been a great place to work as well as a conducive environment to my own creativity lesson planning. I enjoy the students, colleagues, and other relationships I have built there over the years.
As mentioned, I am a wife and a mother. I love both roles, and I struggle to find the balance between teaching and taking care of my family. What working mother doesn't?
As of late, I have been able to write. Writer's block or whatever was holding me back has disappeared! I love the time I am spending finishing different writing projects that have accumulated over the years. Textbooks, lesson plans, unfinished poetry, and other small things are coming to completion!
The other side of writing for me is reading. To read is to be inspired by somebody else's words. I have been able to indulge this aspect of my personality over the summer. I continue to find food for thought in all kinds of reading material. (Yes, I do read the Bible for inspiration!) Please check out the book review section for your own inspiration.
I am a cook at heart. I love messing around in the kitchen. Cutting, chopping, boiling, braising, baking, roasting, and every other cooking verb you can think of are fun for me. I don't always enjoy the clean-up but the rest of the process is wonderful! I will post recipes of things that my family and I like on this site.
Lastly, I am a dreamer. I love to think anything is possible if you are willing to put the time and energy into it. Everything is possible with God!
I have been a member of HopeWriters since the beginning. Are you spreading HOPE too?