What You’ll Find Here

Similar to many millennials, I have no idea what I’m doing.  I want more, but don’t know how to get that.  So, I’m just going to try a multitude of things and see what sticks! Here, is all about me 😀

Goal: Enjoy Life

My days are filled with students, dogs (Remus & Tonks), and my own mishaps.  I frequently make stupid mistakes as well as spend hours trying to figure out how to do something.  I once tried to order a small toy for my dog and ended up getting a massive 2.5 foot bunny.  Another time, I attempted to order a normal size bag of pretzels and I got a 5kg bag by mistake.  These things are not uncommon with me.  Since I manage to screw up a lot, I decided to share that with you!  What’s more relatable than someone stumbling through life?  Also, expect lots of dog pictures!

Goal: Get Fit

Let’s just say that during the pandemic I’ve put on a lot of weight.  I’m the heaviest I have ever been.  It’s the pandemic so I’m giving myself a lot of slack.  It’s been a stressful year (and longer) for everyone and putting on weight isn’t the end of the world. However, I would like to get back to where I used to be and become more active than I am now.  I’m going to try many different things. Follow along and see what happens I guess!

Goal: Prepare For My Future

Reading has always been enjoyable, but what career could that lead to?  After graduating from TAMU with a degree in English Literature, choosing a career/life path was daunting.  I down right refused to teach (irony?) and decided on being a librarian.  Realizing that required a masters degree, plans needed to be made.  Studying for the GRE and saving for grad school is great, but I want to be more involved!  Book reviews would be a great way for me to stay involved in the community.

About Me

Hello!  My name is Hillary and I’m 31 years old, living and teaching ESL in South Korea.  I genuinely love my life here and have finally reached this place of comfort.  Of course, we can’t stay comfortable forever and most progress isn’t made during the comfortable stages of life.  As I begin to upend my life with saving for graduate school and studying for the GRE, I wanted to make sure there would be happy things for me to fall back on: things that I enjoy, a community to talk to, and something to relieve the stress.  Putting together all this into a blog is also giving me an outlet needed on difficult days; or give me a place where I can look back and see positive growth.  Life right now is good, but it can be better!  I’m ready to share my STUPENDOUS life!