2 days to go!

So, I have packed all my stuff up except for the things I’ll need over the next 2 days and the clothes I want to wear on the plane. I feel like I’ve got WAY TOO MUCH stuff but I can’t narrow it down any further without feeling like I am under prepared.

I have stuff in here that will eventually be given to my coworkers and host family as presents. I also have a good part of my winter suitcase full of just my winter jacket and my boots. If I didn’t have those it would look less crowded. However, I didn’t want them shipped to me cause it would have been a lot of money.

I have 6 books that I am bringing with me that are not related to teaching but they’re all pocket sized editions so don’t take up much space. I just couldn’t see myself going the whole year without having SOME book books on me and not just my Kindle Oasis.

I feel comfortable with what I am bringing but I also wish it wasn’t so much. I already know I’ll need more space for the things I buy while I am in Korea but those might end up being put in a third suitcase or shipped home. I’ll worry about that when the time comes.

I just keep reminding myself that it is for a year, so eventually I will want/need everything I am bringing with me.


Countdown: 43 Days

Hello, Everyone!! My name is Paige Timmerman. 🙂

I hope everyone is well.

I am starting this blog as a way to record my time in South Korea. I will be an English Teaching Assistant (or ETA) for an Elementary school in South Korea July 5th 2019~ July 15th 2020.

Now, I have 43 days till I fly out! I don’t plan to post too much leading up to the flight, but just want to record some odds and ends things that have been happening.

Paperwork has been the only struggle so far, luckily. I have attained my suitcases for the trip and plan to start preparing my packing list once we hit June. I have slowly been attaining my attire I may need for both work and social life. Hopefully I will be able to purchase some clothes in the country but I am not holding out for that hope! So I think it is best to be prepared.

Over the coming few weeks, I will be sending in the needed documents, acquiring my Visa and getting my background check sorted. I am really really hoping that nothing goes wrong with those documents being acquired!

Really that is about all that has happened so far?? Not much going on here except the planning stage of things. Once I get to the week of the flight I should have more to say about things.

Until then, I hope everyone is having a happy day! 🙂