Homesickness

Waves of homesickness have been hitting pretty hard recently. To the point where I have even asked myself, Why am I here?   Why have I given up the place I have waiting for me back in the US as part of a family where I am loved, known, cherished, and valued? Why am I […]

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My Korean-ness

You know how people always say they want to “find themselves”? I always thought that was a corny phrase, but I feel like that is exactly what is happening to me here. I am learning and becoming who I really am. A Korean native told me the other day that I inspire her to be more […]

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Being an international student

The hardest part of my day-to-day life here is when I have to wait for a practice room at school. I love going to church, meeting up with friends, watching dramas and reading in my cute little apartment, practicing piano, going to the market, cooking, and going to studio class (probably in that order), but I hate […]

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Perseverance: Getting a Korean Bank Account

On Monday I cried harder than I have in a really long time. I cried so hard my head hurt. And then I cried some more. Basically, I went to the bank thinking I was finally going to open an account with the alien registration number I had been waiting so long for. With this […]

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