Tuesday, August 11, 2009
where I belong
I'm back. I know it's been over a month since I've posted anything. I just needed some space. I'm slowly moving back towards blogging. I have a few posts stored up in my head that I'd like to share with you my friends.
A quick update. Things are in full swing for me to move to Korea. I accepted a job in Seoul with Sarah's English Academy. I heard about this school from a friend at WTS named Jungyo. So I sent over my resume, interviewed on the phone and was offered a job teaching their elementary classes. I'll be moving there mid Sept and have already started obsessing over my new country. I picked up two "learn Korean fast" books and have been surfing every expat website I can find. So far, I know how to say "hello", "goodbye", and "give me one beer please". I'm not joking. One of the very first things that the book taught was how to order soju at a bar. Soju is evidently the national liquor and while I doubt it will ever replace pisco in my heart, I'm excited to try out my Korean in a bar.
Besides working on getting my visa (what a thought going to a country and legally working!) I have been hanging out at my mom's house, my dad's house, or visiting friends. While it's been difficult to not finish each day knowing that I accomplished something, I've enjoyed the chance to catch up on my reading. It isn't possible to go straight to Korea (gotta wait for the visa) and I know that there may be few opportunities to just rest, relax, and visit friends.
So here I am, sitting on a Tuesday afternoon in a funky little coffee shop in Berkeley. I love California and I'm so glad my parents live here. It will always be home to me. But I love looking at a globe and knowing that each square mile of land is filled with culture, history, life. Korea is next on my journey. Who knows if it will be a long term thing, or just a short year. Either way, I am deeply blessed to be here now. I know the past 26 years have been guided by the Lord's hand and especially after this last season, I hold confidently to the knowledge that He carries me each day.
ps- Thanks to my mom for buying me an adorable netbook to take with me to Korea. It has a camera on it, so I will try to post more photos. Make life more interesting. Good stuff!