Martin Sketchley’s Blog Challenge Post

Our blogging friend Martin Sketchley who runs the amazing blog ELT Experiences recently tagged us in a blog challenge post.

We are returning the favor and answering the questions he posted in his blog.

The Task
Acknowledge the nominating blogger- in this case it would be me…
Share 11 random facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
List 11 bloggers.
Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated. Don’t nominate a blogger who has nominated you.

This is Sean, and since I am writing the post I will be answering the questions as well.

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Looking Back on 2013. Looking Forward to 2014

As 2013 winds down, I wanted to take a minute to look back on this year.
2013 was full of new changes, huge decisions, and thousands of miles of traveling.

In December 2012 Sarah and I were talking about teaching in Asia and started doing our research. A few months later we signed up for the TEFL course in Portland. The high school I taught at closed down at the end of May. Sarah and I packed up the car with all of our possessions and I said goodbye to the house that I had spent the last 4 years of my life living in.

We said goodbye to our friends and family and drove across the country for several weeks to Portland, Oregon. We took the TEFL course, taught adult students from Beijing, became certified, and started interviewing for jobs in South Korea. We were hired and flew out at the end of September. We went to Japan in October to get our Visas and started teaching that following week.

We have spent the last few months adjusting to our new lives in Korea and teaching English to Korean students

2014 will see new classes, adult students, and a bunch of new posts and video series.

In the morning, Sarah and I are heading to Seoul to pick up her friend Rin who will be staying with us until she finds a teaching job in Korea. We will be spending New Years and the next few days in Seoul.

Stay tuned for a ton of new things in 2014.

Happy New Year everyone.