|One of about 6 pictures caught on my phone.|
To piggy back on number two, hearing the appreciation and admiration from my co-workers and students made me realize how much I love them. Last year when everyone asked me "Why did you move to Korea" I sometimes had trouble finding the right answer - the desire to live abroad, experience the world and learn about new cultures were all there, but specifically Korea? To be honest, there were jobs available, I met the requirements, and the pay was pretty nice. But now, after living here for a year I much prefer the question "Why did you stay in Korea?", this one is easy for me to answer - the people, more specifically my staff and students. Not only did I choose to stay in Korea for an additional year, I chose to stay in Buksam a small town with Gumi as it's big brother - not quite the Seoul or Busan you read about. Sure making the decision to stay had a little to do with continuing this lifestyle; traveling, making good money, teaching, meeting new people, etc. But honestly, it was the thought of leaving that made me sign that paper - I was only beginning to build strong friendships, there was no way I was ready to leave.
|My two moms <3|
4. I'm strong
|This is what 2:05 of running looks like|
|Until next time...|