Still Writing. Still Persisting.

I am so glad I finally bought the book The War of Art (Steven Pressfield) today! It has given me some vital clarity. Vital. Clarity. (And I haven’t even reached the “solutions” part of the book, I’m still in the symptoms section!) So for all my fellow writers out there (and for anyone else aiming to […]

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Why I Loved the Live Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Movie

I don’t know if it’s because of all the craziness going on in the world but I got teary-eyed within the first five minutes of the new Beauty and the Beast movie. I totally was not expecting that. I had pretty low expectations going into the theater, but I was immediately drawn in. The opening […]

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Standing By My Singleness

At times, people have intimated to me that my current life circumstances are not optimal for finding a life partner. I’d have to agree. I live in a foreign country (South Korea), in a city where the majority of people are not fluent in my native tongue (and I’m far from fluent in theirs). I […]

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Choosing Forgiveness (Learning to Love Myself)

I had this unexpected epiphany recently: I realized that I needed to forgive myself. As a Christian, forgiveness seems like a pretty basic concept. God forgave us, so we must forgive others. We need to let go of offense, get rid of bitterness, and release to others the grace we have been shown. It’s one of those seemingly simple […]

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Teaching Moments: Contagious Laughter

Most teachers have a soft spot for a particular type of student. Some teachers like the cute, quiet ones; others are drawn to the confident, ambitious ones; some prefer the consistently obedient ones. I’ve realized I have a soft spot for the kids with a sense of humor. I like the kids who know how to […]

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Living a Life of Faith. Still.

I have been living in Korea for over five years now. In August, it will be six. Wow. That’s awhile. That’s longer than I spent in college. That was most of my twenties. Sometimes I feel incredibly at home here. It was like that since the beginning. There are moments of frustration, miscommunication, and helplessness, […]

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Why the Movie ‘Lion’ is a Much Better Film than ‘La La Land’

A few days ago, I saw the movie ‘Lion’ and bawled my eyes out. It’s one of those movies that will stay with me for a long time (and which I’m certainly going to buy whenever it becomes available for purchase). I highly recommend it. I pondered many things during and after the move, but […]

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Overly Cautious: How I’m Convincing Myself to Take More Risks

I am a fairly cautious person. For good reason! The world is a dangerous place! Not just physically, but in every way! You never know what could happen! (Someone could not return your hello..! Or the new menu item you order could turn out to be terrible!) But despite those realities.. I don’t want to stay in […]

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