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In Which I Drop Out of Capella University

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For those of you who have been keeping up with me and my quest for knowledge, you know that I had been attending Capella University for my Master's in Human Services. I made the decision, however, to discontinue my education with the school because I was simply not pleased with the quality of instruction and course material that were provided at the institution.

I only took one class (and only just over half of it at that), so it's possible that my viewpoint is less founded than someone who has spent more time enrolled at the online school. I doubt it, though.



I'm going to start with the positives and then move onto the negatives later.
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Try it. Even if it's hard. Even if you feel like your complaint is perfectly legitimate. Even if you're tired, upset, or cranky.

If you catch yourself starting to complain, stop it.

See what happens.
Peace.
Stef.

Happy Adventure Time Korea:
My Flight

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I have discontinued my use of HAT Korea because 2 blogs is just too much, and I only want a single place to write in about my life. I can barely keep up here; how can I expect myself to maintain 2 separate blogs? I admit, I was a bit too quick at the trigger and was just excited about my adventure, so I'm pulling the reigns back in and will figure out the best way to cover my adventure here while also talking about other things.

As a result, HAT Korea will be merged into 52 Weeks as a weekly installment every Friday. At first, I'm going to catch up on all of the stuff I haven't been filling you guys in on (how I got here, what was my first week like, what's my school like, etc.), and then it will morph into a weekly recap of how my week went, what I saw, and other news-y type items.

MY FLIGHT:

This buddy was a doozy, let me tell you... I was initially supposed to leave Nashville on Sunday, February 15th, but the South was hit with a pretty drastic ice storm that, while …

Life Upheaval, Culture Shock, Little Monsters, Etc.

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Some of you might have noticed the radio silence since I moved to South Korea, short of the singular post I made when I first moved over here.

Let me tell you, no matter how much time you spend planning, no matter how many books you read, no matter how much time you invest in learning the language, you are never prepared to relocate across the world. It is a highly stressful, overwhelming experience that can only be described as a whirlwind, and everything you attempted to learn about your new surroundings before you came goes completely out of the window.

I have a few blog posts planned - Korea-themed and non-Korea themed - and I'll start posting them once a week on Thursdays. I do believe I'll also maintain the Meaty Mondays installment, because who doesn't love a Monday morning pick-me-up when you want to do nothing more than lay in bed and sleep until you forget about all of your mounting responsibilities?

At any rate, I'm alive. I've come through a lot, and I…