It’s many months past the year mark but better late than never! I have been neglecting to post and it has been almost a full year since my previous post as I keep finding an excuse to put off writing. “Oh, I’m too busy”, “No one reads my posts anyway”, etc. As it goes I have decided that I would stop the procrastinating and get … Continue reading [Backlogs] Year One and a Half
After having spent a little over a year in South Korea I have felt like I can understand more than I thought was possible in just a years time. However, I can attest how hard it is to study a language alone and how impressed I am with those who learn on their own with seeming ease. Part of my problems come from being an … Continue reading [Backlogs] Learning a Language: Part 2
I’m so late in getting this post up and sadly I have neglected to post in lord knows how long. However, now that I have settled better into my life here in Korea, I have more time to post about my weekend endeavors. The Jindo Sea Parting Festival (진도 신비의바닷길축제) was from May 16th~19th, 2018 and while the sea did not actually part that year, … Continue reading Jindo Sea Parting Festival: The 2018 Back Logs
My adventure to Gyeongbukgung Palace was well over a month ago and with the helter-skelter that has been my work life as of late, I have seriously neglected to put anything up. For those of you who have followed me thus far, sorry, I swear I haven’t dropped off the face of the planet! Anyway, back to the important stuff! On one of my many … Continue reading Gyeongbukgung Adventures
Language is a fun thing that constantly evolves and just when you think you have learned it another things changes. That applies not only to a person’s native language but to any language they are trying to learn. I believe that learning a language means opening your brain up to new knowledge and having everything that you knew before recategorized. Most of the time its … Continue reading Learning a Language
Having neglected to post an update in the past 3 weeks (wow, its been that long already), I have decided that I have learned a lot in the previous weeks and that it is time to share some of what I have learned! First, moving to another country is hard, partially due to a new environment and partially (maybe) due to language. Second, culture is … Continue reading New Year, New School
One of my dreams growing up was to go to the Olympics and see the USA win a gold medal, and while I didn’t get to see a gold medal match I did get the opportunity to watch the US Men’s Hockey team take on Slovakia (and win I might add). There is something surreal about being in another country and watching your homeland team … Continue reading Pyeongchang 2018- Getting There!
Every once in a while I think that is good to have a reflective piece rather than an experience piece. While some people only write about the bright and shining events in their travels, my goal is to address every aspect of moving abroad with sincerity and that includes the emotions. As I have mention in a past post, I have always wanted to teach … Continue reading Hours and Miles
Packing has always been low on my priority list no matter how long the trip, and this is no exception. If anything, packing to spend a year abroad is much more challenging as you must condense your life in whatever suitcases you have (unless you are luck enough to afford long term storage). I will admit to being an over-packer or useless packer in the … Continue reading So it’s time… to pack?
With the Christmas season in swing and my last semester of university coming to an end, I have neglected to post updates on the visa status and what the next 6 weeks will hold. To cut to the chase, I did receive my visa and I was all sorts of happy and wistful as I looked at it but I can say with certainty that … Continue reading Getting to the GO!