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Monday, March 30, 2009

Somewhere in between here and gone

It seems like just yesterday I was blogging about having been in Korea two weeks, then three months ... and now here I am at the six month mark, halfway finished.

I could use the old clich├ęs about time flying or passing in the blink of an eye, but they can't do justice to how quickly the past six months have gone. Six months sounds like a long time but now that I'm halfway finished, I know I'll be back in America in no time. It's a comforting feeling on those days when Korea provides an endless number of annoyances.

Current annoyance: the continuing plummet of the economy. Sigh. My poor paycheck.

The second half of my Korea adventure should be more exciting then the first. Although I did visit Thailand and the Philippines, there were few chances to explore Korea. Now that nice weather is finally arriving, I'm looking forward to seeing more of this country and Seoul. It's much easier to get motivated to leave a cozy apartment when you're heading outside into lovely weather and not the subarctic.

I'm sure it will go equally as fast, especially once summer hits. I'll be in Australia at the end of June and early July, and then summer camp begins, meaning the return of several friends and five busy weeks of work. That takes us into September and my final month. Hard to believe, hard to believe.

It's a strange feeling, not having seen any of my friends or family in six months and knowing it's another six until we get together again. I'm looking forward to that more than anything.

All things told, I'm really lucky to have this opportunity -- things could be a lot worse if I was just a few miles north.

Just one request: when I get home in October, please don't ask, "How was Korea?"

How do you sum up a year of your life in one short soundbite?

I like living here:

But I'm looking forward to getting back here:


  1. I teared up a little in this last entry! I can't wait to have you back :)

  2. BTW... Green Connection is me Megan Lake.... that's a blog i did for my final major class about corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

  3. "so...how was it?" is probably THE most annoying question you can ask someone who has just been traveling or abroad. but i do have the unique advantage of having seen you recently (relatively speaking, of course) and having seen seoul, so i promise i wont ask you that question :)
    BUT i am super excited to see you again!

  4. I will ask.

    But only to piss you off :-)