This part of my life I call "half days."

Annyong! Lindsay here. If you don’t get the title of this blog, it’s from The Pursuit of Happyness, which I recently watched my with my parents while they were in town. Or maybe I should say “in country.”

But this part of my life here in Korea would be called “half days,” the time when Whit and I have somehow stumbled by dumb luck into a gig that only requires three hours of our time for the price of seven hours. (We hope.)

For the next three weeks, we are teaching an English camp at school while the kids are on winter break. We get there at 9 a.m., teach one class at 10 a.m. and another at 11 a.m. We’re home by 12:10.

And after my first day of this blessed schedule, I can only wish every job held the same hours. I’m much more productive. Our classes are much better planned. In fact, we even made a board game out of our own creative minds. We call it Square One. And it was quite the hit today. Luckily, the vice principal walked in during the middle of the game, as my students and I huddled around the homemade board game on the floor, the kids rolling the dice, picking up brightly colored cards, and reading tongue twisters and laughing. I felt like we scored major points.

See, that’s what happens when you let your employees work half days. Quality, not quantity, people. It’s what I’m preaching these days.

Anyway, by 3 p.m. I had napped, read a few chapters, snacked, planned the next day’s class (which includes a fishing game!) and

worked on our plans for our China trip at the end of the month. And there was still daylight left!

OK, guess I’ve rubbed in enough for one day. But who knows, I might get on again tomorrow afternoon say about 2ish and tell you again how wonderful it is.


(Oh, and the photos I’ve added to this are from another one of Whit’s close-ups and from Ethan and Maria’s house last weekend, where we got together and chowed down on some pizza.)


  1. Jessica says:

    So you’ve made us all jealous. Sounds pretty ideal! But then, I don’t have many complaints on my own working arrangement =)Oh – looking at your most recent pictures, looks like Whit’s getting a mullet. I wonder, are those in style on the other side of the world? And I see that your stylist cut your hair when she was in town.


  2. Summer says:

    I’ve got you beat for the time being, but when my winter break is over in two weeks and I’m back to working nights and weekends, I won’t feel nearly so superior!! I hope you enjoy your short work days.


  3. deborah says:

    I am so jealous!!!! I could say a lot more but I don’t think other people would want to read my ranting about public education!!!!Oh- but this summer I’ll keep you posted on how my days are going while you are having a heat stroke over there and I’m floating around in the lake:) 🙂 🙂 🙂


  4. Thanks for the heads up Jessica, but they are actually in style here. One of Lindsay’s students has a mullet and actually goes by “Mullet.” Call it “fitting in.”


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