It was November. My graduation was still more than half a year away in May and the employer needed someone that could start in January. Oh boy. With that I passed along the information to my roommate—he was graduating early in December—and within what seemed like a blink of an eye, he made contact with the company, aced the interview, gathered the necessary documents, boarded a plane, and set off on a 1 month long voyage to teach English in Seoul, South Korea, with Deli English Winter Camp. His dream had come true after all.
Looking back at the start of my ESL journey, it just seems like the stars had perfectly aligned. There was the initial conversation that sparked the interest, the job ad that fell into my lap, and the incredible trust factor from having two of my friends take on the opportunity before I'd decide to do it myself. Plus it was only 1 month! I felt very secure and the only anxiety I had mostly stemmed from gathering all of my documents on time and wondering if I'd be a great teacher.