As of 3PM today, Nana and I are no longer first-year teachers. What's more, we made it through with our health (mostly) and what was left of our sanity when we began. It's been a year of quick learning and even quicker growth, and it's hard to believe that it's over. But for the immediate future, there may not be much time to reflect: we move Monday, fly to China Wednesday, then come back to Seoul for about 48 hours before schlepping ourselves to the other side of the world. After a few nights in Halifax, though, I can promise you the cogent and extremely insightful reflections of a pair of well-rested adventurers. For now, I can only offer another repetitive excuse.
Also, keep your fingers crossed: the air conditioner for our new apartment hasn't arrived, and if today was any indication, moving day is going to be a cooker.