Winter is the most stressful time for me here in Korea because that's when I find out if I can stay at my job another year or not. Twice I have lost my job because of the budget, so then there is the stress of trying to find a new job.
I like this school and recently found out that they will have money in the budget for me next year and I can stay another year. I'm so glad.
I am planning on this being my last year in Korea. I liked living here much better than I ever imagined and stayed much longer than I planned when I first decided to come to Korea. But I'm sick of the stress every year wondering if I will have a job the next year, and getting a little sick of teaching kids. I also feel that it's about time to move on and get back to my metal work.