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my journey abroad & back

Back in the USA!

Back in the USA!

Hello all who read this blog!

My year teaching abroad has finished and I am now back in the USA. I never thought I would say I’m happy to be back here but I am lol. I seriously thought that I would leave to teach abroad and have no desire to come back home. Well, I found out that I was wrong. Homesickness hits you hard as a first timer living abroad. It really didn’t help that I was out in rural who knows where, where my mere existence caused people to stop in their tracks to point and stare.

But anyway. I am so happy to see my family again after a full year. I am grateful to have wonderful relationships with my family members so that I actually have something and someone to come back to. In Korea I met some fellow foreigners who had no desire to go back home simply because there was nothing there for them; no solid relationships with their families; friends are grown, married, and have children so they have no time to maintain friendships; no interesting job prospects; and the cost of living is just far too high and crippling.

While I relate to the rest of those, I am just extremely grateful for my family. They supported my decision to travel abroad and encouraged me when things were tough and all I could do was complain. But I survived, I finished that goal, and now it’s on to new things.

What are those things? I haven’t fully figured it out yet but I have ideas. Wow, do I have ideas!

One thing that South Korea did for me was increase my creativity and inspire me. So now I have so many ideas for a many different projects and once I get settled back into American life, I will get started on them. I don’t want to say what they are because everything is not fleshed out yet.

I will keep this blog up and post about my new life happenings as they come along. I also still have some posts related to Korea that I have not posted yet, so be on the lookout for those as well.

In the meantime, keep dreaming, and I will talk with you all later 🙂



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