Around the time that Cora started climbing the furniture and conducting her own experiments with gravity, I was offered a job teaching at a local university.
Of course, I accepted the job, hired a wonderful nanny, and began teaching Korean college students English.
We also adopted a very energetic puppy.
We lost our minds. Obviously, we could not resist.
I stopped blogging. I even ceased to write outside of the blog.
I told him it was more like a phantom limb, one that the kids climb all over and that the dog has made a chew toy. Both have peed on it more than once, I reckon.
The Pilot agreed.
I'm not promising I'll write more, or that I'll start posting regularly. After all, it has been four months since I have posted.
I figure I have one more year of living in Korea. Perhaps my growing familiarity with the country will inspire me to write about it with a greater depth of understanding. Having a job outside of base teaching Korean college students is worth the break from writing. In the end, it damn well may make me a better writer. I know it will make me a better teacher. I have learned more in the past three months of teaching here than I have in the years of teaching back in the states. Teaching where you do not know the language is a humbling experience, a good and valuable one to be sure.
Of course, there's Gus, too. He's more independent, but that does not mean I have more time to myself.
Still, I am not complaining even if this is a place to write and I've had very little time to do it. I am so very lucky to have a job here, and I even had to apply for a special permit to immigration to do so. It is just that the venue of a long-neglected blog necessitates a complaint by way of apology.
But I can try to change all that, right?
Stay tuned, I hope.