The Beginning of the End
Winter vacation has officially arrived, and with that means our time in Korea will soon be over. Despite the fact that some of Korea’s idiosyncrasies are wearing more and more on our nerves, I know I will be very sad to leave. Here are a few things I will miss:
MY KIDDIES (most of them)
Last week was my Harry Potter themed Winter Camp that went pretty successfully considering I had no money to spend on it.
And the whole gang.
Overall I really enjoyed teaching these kids for a year. I don’t know if I would say teaching is my “calling” but it was surprisingly nice having kids look up to you and developing relationships with some of them.
We’ve met some amazing people out here who will be greatly missed when we go home. It was an awesome experience getting the chance to meet people from so many different places we’d normally never have a chance to meet. Hopefully we can all keep in touch after we venture on to our own corners of the world, and maybe get a chance to visit each other’s hometowns sometime down the road. To all my Daegoobers. You will be missed.
FREEDOM TO TRAVEL
One of the main reasons we came to South Korea in the first place, was to have the opportunity and time available to travel. This year has not let us down as we’ve had the chance to explore Korea, and take trips to China and Japan. In a week and half we’ll be off to the Philippines for a much needed beach vacation, and then February 26th will mark the beginning of our 2 month adventure out to Cambodia/Vietnam/Laos/Thailand. And to cap off an amazing year, our friends from back home will be meeting us in Thailand for our last big hurrah. Couldn’t ask for anything more.
The flight that started it all:
Overall, this year was truly unforgettable, and changed my views on how you can live life. Even though we have no plans for what’s next once we return to the states, I’m not too concerned. I feel as though this year marks the beginning of an amazing and unconventional life.