I have been so busy these last few weeks. It’s the story of my life, but this time with good reason. There are new changes coming ahead. As sad as it is to say for John and me, our Korean adventure is coming to an end. In roughly 2 weeks, we head back home to the USA, to start a new journey in our lives. I have very mixed emotions about this. As happy as I will be to be home, with family and friends, I have developed such a love for Korea. I have made incredible friends here and fallen in love with this culture. Since Korea is so far from the USA, I feel like I might never be able to come back here again. I hope that I will, but nobody knows what will happen tomorrow.
I think most expats know that living in South Korea is not forever. It’s easy to talk about how long you are planning to stay, especially when it’s around the beginning of your arrival time, but you always know in the back of your mind that you can’t say forever. There is going to be that moment where you have to go back. Home will always be calling. The scary thing is, you feel like you aren’t ready yet. You wonder if your travels were real. You wonder if your experiences were real. You know that they are, but will others? You think to yourself, why should others care? Other people have their own lives. You can relate to them because you understand where they come from. They come from home. Will anyone understand you though? This is the moment that you realize that you have changed. This experience is yours. You were the one who went to grab it. It doesn’t matter if anyone else understands. It’s something you will keep with you forever. To understand all this makes it easier to go back home. I will keep my door open to continue traveling and experiencing new things.
Korea has been one of the best experiences of my life. I learned that I love teaching, traveling, and Korea has made me love blogging! I have been very behind on my blog since we have started to prep for our journey back home. I love this blog I have built and will keep it active, but am in the process of thinking of a new blog to relate to my life back home.
In these next two weeks, John and I will be packing, cleaning, and closing this chapter of our lives. I will try to update with the last few adventures we have!
Till next time! 🙂