It’s been so long and I don’t know where to start. Pick the pen up… put it back down…Type a few lines..then delete it. This was a vicious cycle that lasted for a couple of months. Those months turned into a year and some change…
It’s been a little over a year since my last entry and so much has changed since then. If you are familiar with my blog (hopefully my readers have stuck with me ><) then you know that I experienced a life changing adventure in the fall of 2013. From late August to December, I was an exchange student in Seoul, South Korea at EWHA Womans University (and yes I spelled that correctly).
After the program ended, I returned home, clawed my way through my last semester of college and then graduated with a BBA in International Business. In the summer of 2014, I took on an unpaid internship at the Mayor’s office. I know it sounds real fancy but I only met the Mayor once. Understandable. I’d imagine he’s a pretty busy guy. I worked there for only three months but I learned some valuable skills and had some exceptional experiences there. August came. I left….
Late August and September was spent not doing much. I became a homebody that sat in front of my laptop screen, picking away at the keys and trying to complete course work for my master’s degree in Marketing. With my eyes closed….
I open them and it’s October. One random day I went into my optometrist’s office for a checkup and left with a job. For the next few months I would assist her with administration work. An official office worker. Look at me adulting. Could this be it? Have I reached my goal? I could just stay here. Pay is good and the job was a skip away from my house. Everything was comfortable. But by the end of January I had become uncomfortable with how comfortable I had become. Something had to change.
Fast forward to August and in the wee hours of the morning, I was scrambling in the dark. Trying to gather loose odds and ends that I hadn’t yet packed. I was on my way back to South Korea but this time switching roles from student to teacher. No time for second thoughts. I’m already at the airport checking in my luggage. There’s just something so exciting and gut wrenchingly terrifying about change. But I boarded the plane, taking my flight into the unknown.
That was 2015. Now it’s 2017. I finished my year contract at one school and now I’m at another. But that feeling has come back. I know that my time being a teacher has an expiration date on it because it’s honestly not my passion. What is my passion you ask? Well, I’m like 98% sure it’s photography. Yes 98% sure. How much longer will I be in Korea? I honestly don’t know. But I’ll continue to soak in every moment here.. until it’s time to move on. Whether it means going back to America or some other country, I’m excited to see how this year pans out. I’m ready for the mystery that is 2017. I’m ready for the twists and the turns, the adventures, and the growing pains..
I’m ready to begin again.
Cheers to the New Year