Coffee spilled all over a papers in Ochang, South Korea.

When you’re a hot mess like me, spills take place often. Coffee spills are the worst, especially when they happen all over student assignments, borrowed books, or inside backpacks. And spills always occur when everything else seems to be going wrong too.

It’s already the second week of the new semester—my third semester of teaching English in South Korea. I’ve been here a year, still I’m all over the place like it’s my first week of school.

I’m not mentally ready, or excited to be back to work. I don’t feel prepared for my classes. And I’m months behind on seemingly everything life. Will I ever get my act together? Is it even possible?

It may appear like I have everything under control. But, I don’t. In fact, everything seems more out of control than it ever has before. Somehow I’m finding calm in that. Somehow I’m finding peace. Spills are a part of life.

I’ve decided the best way for me to prevent more spillage; however, would be to sleep. That’s right. Sleep. I need more sleep. I never get enough, and it’s beginning to show. Plus, I really hate to see precious coffee go to waste.

Of course it’s going to be difficult to make such a drastic change in my life, but I can do it. I have to do it. Sleep more to stop the unnecessary spilling of coffee. Sleep more for a better balance starting tomorrow. Or, maybe next week.


  1. Mmmm...sleep...I remember when I used to sleep...

    1. It's been too long for me. I can't remember.


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