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    How did I get here?

    Hi. Good morning. Merry Christmas. Happy Summer Solstice. Where do I really start my story? I could begin with the day the plane’s wheels touched down at Incheon airport. Or I could start with my EPIK interview. Or the day I cried at my corporate job realizing I should have moved to Korea like I had wanted. Or when I cried in 2017 because I wanted to move to Korea. Or my first Korean friend in college. Or should I go back back back to high school, sometime between my first job and first boyfriend when I watched my first ever K-drama? The real truth is a combination of all…

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    From the Beginning

    January, 2020Seoul, South Korea Let me explain my origin story. This blog first originated on my private Facebook page. Not ideal for blogging but it allowed my extended family to keep up with my experiences abroad. Initially, I didn’t expect to update daily but then it turns out, I had a lot to say. My coworkers, my new friends, my students, strangers, and even the local alley cats have provided an endless dearth of insight into Korean culture, human relationships, and what it means to live in a completely different home. The setup goes like this: Each day, if there is something to report, you will find a blog post…