Sunday, February 08, 2009
Isn't it lovely!!!
Korea is nice!!! Can you spot the moon in the distance? I'm so lucky to have been brave enough to experience this adventure abroad. I came here broken hearted (literally just got dumped 10 days prior to departure from my bf of 4 years), planned to stay for only a year, but fell in love and eventually will leave with a husband. WOW!!!! Crazy if you really think about it.
I've been in this foreign country and have called it home for the last 3 years. But even though I have put down some roots here and met amazing people, whom I would call dear friends, still part of my heart is in Canada. Canada is my home and will forever be. I am just blessed to have such an amazing family. That's why I want to go back, I just miss them too much. My trip back to Canada solidified those feelings and both Sung Hyun and myself didn't want to board the plane back to Korea.
But of course there is business to attend to. I'm not finished my contract and in fact I have decided to stay for another year yet. There are so many things for Sung Hyun and I do to to prepare for our future in Canada: save up some more money, study English, get married, start the immigration paperwork and wait!!! Those things will surely keep us busy for at least a year. And as much as I may be ready to leave now, I know that's not the smart thing to do. And I'm still not at that 'I hate Korea, must leave now!' point. But if I ever reach that point I hope that departure from this second home would be just around the corner. Actually I hope I never reach that point. Meanwhile, I'll buckle down for another year and keep my spirits high. Because there are still places to go and new people to meet. And because I should never wish away the gift of today.
Things to look forward to in the next few months:
* a trip to Boracay, Philippines
* a visit from a friend
* my parent's (and brothers) arrival
* my uniquely traditional Korean wedding
* studio wedding photos
* HONEYMOON ....WHOOHOO!!!!!!
So as you can see I've got a full plate!!!!