Friday, April 22, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday (actually on a Friday this time!)

Now that I'm not half way around the world anymore I can actually do these things as they were meant to be done. Join me!

1. Fridays are divine. Blissful. What I look forward to all week, and a chance to relax and stay in or hang out with friends on the town. Whatever I seem to be in the mood for on that particular Friday.

2. Being home in the United States currently makes me terribly happy.

3. Something that inspires me is a good song, book, or poem.

4. If I had the day off today I would...wait...I do have the day off today. And it feels absolutely grand not to have a plan or care in the world. Ask me that in a week and I will probably have a different answer for you.

5. If I had to put a label on my home decor style, I would say I don't have one. I don't like labels, but I put together pieces that I like and can afford, usually from IKEA and they usually look classic and trendy, but not like a picture from J Crew.
I'm an individual.

6. Concerning politics I would say I'm focused on what's best for the nation and world, and not what's best for the party. I hate party politics and am interested more in helping people.

7. I'd like to go to London so I could finally say I've been there and not just hear about how fabulous it is from others.

Check out The Little Things We Do for some inspiration too!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Well, it happened: I'm officially out of Korea

While it did feel slightly liberating to leave my old workplace less than a week ago knowing I'd never return to see any of those people ever again, part of me is a little sad at the passing of an era. Another chapter of my life closed. Done. Finished. Written. It almost makes me want to start the writing of that book. You know, the one where I write down all of the chapters of my life and retell why they were such a good idea and why they changed my life. Or maybe not.

Fact is, Korea did change me. I know I will never be the same again. I just can't put it exactly into words how it did so. When I get there, I will let it go. I'm not really sure what comes next, hell, I'm not even over the time change. I've been home, in my parents' home, less than a week and already I'm getting restless. Need something new. Not really sure I know what that "new" is. Oh wait, I've said that before.

I need to look for a job. A temporary one. One to keep the cash coming in so the savings doesn't dwindle. I need to apply for grad school. Somewhere. Anywhere. I've narrowed it down to three potential fields I'm not sure I'm ready to share with the world wide InterWebs just yet.

If anyone wants to leave advice for adjusting to "reverse culture shock" leave me a comment. I'm sure I will respond eventually. I'm up for road trips in the state of GA and out, if anyone reading this is up for that, send a comment that way too.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

1. Something that makes me a great friend is I'm loyal, always willing to listen, and don't get involved in gossip or drama. I'm also reluctant to take sides and quite often neutral in debates, willing to see both sides.

2. I am fed up with my current workplace and willing to see what the future brings in terms of work and school. I am happy to be leaving Korea in a week and excited to begin a new chapter of my life.

3. I am not willing to put up with bullshit any more in any facet of my life. Too old for that shit. LOL.

4. If I had to describe myself in 3 words they would be creative, introverted, and introspective (three words don't do me justice!)

5. Something I'm really cheap about is entertainment. Not willing to pay for things I don't really enjoy. Haven't paid for cable in six years, but netflix and hulu are so much more worth while. I'm also much more content spending an evening at home relaxing in a bath with a book than doing the nightlife thing.

6. Something I'm willing to splurge on is a good haircut. Not afraid to pay $100 if it's going to be amazing. I have picky hair. LOL.

7. I would trade my adult acne any day of the week!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

One More Full Week....

...It's drawing to a close folks. My time in Korea is down to 7 working days and the weekend. It's surreal. I don't have any plans for what comes next and I feel like I'm OK with that right now. I feel like the next few months will be an exercise in rolling with the tide of my life and seeing where it takes me. I will forget about the fact that the last sentence scares me shit less. We just won't talk about that. Now I'm off to bed so that I can have a good last full week at work tomorrow morning.