I hope you all are doing well. :) Today is May 21st, which marks my two month anniversary of being in Korea. I was going to make a video but I’ve been quite tired and busy lately so I haven’t gotten around to it. HOWEVER!! I’ve written an update of my time here so far. [TL;DR at the end] :P
To be completely honest, the most exciting thing that I did was go on that island trip. Other than that, things have been pretty chill here. A few days ago, I FINALLY got a working phone. YAY!! I am connected to the world without being tied down in my apartment. I’m very happy about this because I feel like I’m more connected with people – which, in turn, makes me feel a little less homesick.
Speaking of feeling homesick, the past two weeks were a bit dreadful for me. I think that was the worst phase of homesickness I have gone through since I arrived in Korea. It was probably due to the multiple failures I had at obtaining a phone, the amount of work I had at school and the weather being weird as hell. I was really missing my parents and California (in general). Now that I have a phone, however, things are much better! I don’t feel as homesick as I was before because it’s like having my friends and family in my pocket wherever I go. It’s nice :)
I suspect that I will get homesick again in the second week of June because that is when my graduation ceremony is taking place. If you spoke to me several months ago, I wouldn’t have cared about attending the ceremony. BUT!! Things have changed. I found out that I was selected as the “Outstanding Student of the Art Department” this year. I’m supposed to get a special award, I think, and a section of the graduation program is going to have a paragraph about me. It’s exciting, but what can I do? I can’t go home for one day and then come back. That would be madness, I tell you! MADNESS!
On the brighter side of things, school life has been good. I love my kids and I think they love me…since they keep telling me that they do. <3 We already have inside jokes! It’s great :D
I’ll also be moving out of my apartment on the 30th of this month. Apparently, I’m moving to a very nice and new area. My co-teacher showed me pictures of my new place and it looks really nice. I’m looking forward to getting out of my hairy apartment and starting a new life in my bald apartment (or so I’m hoping).
At the moment, things are looking up. I’m hoping that it’ll be smooth sailing from here on out.
Thank you for reading!! I’m sorry if this post was a little sad. I just wanted to document my true feelings. Life can’t be fine and dandy all the time, ya know?
TL;DR : It’s my two month anniversary of being in Korea. I’ve been feeling ridiculously homesick but now that I have a phone, I feel less homesick. I’m going to miss my graduation ceremony. School’s good. I’ll be moving to a bald apartment soon.