This blog should have been written months ago, but maybe I’ve needed some time to process…
Traveling in South East Asia was amazing. Words do not capture the beauty I have seen in Thailand and Cambodia. I never imagined myself going to either of these countries, or even Korea for that matter, but I am very glad I got to experience them with Seth. I am forever changed.
One year in Korea and it feels like a dream. That’s the only way to describe my time there. I have been home for several months now and when I speak of Korea, it feels like some wild amusement park ride. That “thing” I did last year. It doesn’t feel like real life to me for some reason.
Here in the States there are responsibilities and commitments. I have to pay soo much money to have a phone, computer access and gas for my car. The few responsibilities I had in Korea were minor and without serious consequences. That was a major change from my life prior to moving to Korea. I learned how to relax and chill out, finally.
I am happy to be able to shop for clothes and shoes again. That part is nice. I also enjoy having a full kitchen again with the ability to cook just about anything I want to eat. Most of all, I’m happy that I get to see my nephew and the rest of my family. It’s difficult to be away from the people I love.
People ask me if I would recommend moving to Korea and teaching for a year… I say, Go for it! The money is great and you might get lucky to meet some fantastic people in the process. Just keep an open mind and be willing to try new things. Before Korea I had never eaten fish with the head and tail still attached, I had never eaten soo much cabbage in my life (and if I ever eat cabbage again, it’ll be too soon), and I had never seen soo many men wearing pink sparkle ties.
The world is a giant place and I think it’s wonderful to experience as much as possible.
I will be teaching Science at my Alma Mater! Life goes on and I’m excited about my next adventure. I’m also working on a food blog. Since I won’t be traveling the globe eating exotic cuisine, I decided to write about my own culinary masterpieces.
Thanks for following along on my journey. It’s been a wild and wonderful ride.