The Moments That Make Up a Life

Lately I’ve been wondering about the meaning of my life. Right now. In these minutes and hours that are filling my days. What is the measure of these moments? Sometimes it feels like I’m just barely getting by. The past few months have been busy. I’ve been balancing a lot of duties, roles, goals, and relationships, and it’s been exhausting. I’ve […]

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When Your House Becomes One Giant Refrigerator

My roommate and I can literally see our breath while standing in our living room. It’s become somewhat of an evening pastime, watching each other blow streams of steam from our mouths. We each have space heaters in our rooms, but why heat the living room when it will cost us an arm and a […]

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Welcome to my life

This week was a weird one for me. Just mentally. I was a little out of it, even more than usual. One evening, my roommate called me out of my room into the kitchen: “Hey roomie!  Look at the floor!” I burst out of my room and wildly scanned the floor for a cockroach or some equally disgusting […]

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The Little Things

Things are back to normal here in my day-to-day life in Korea. I’m crying during church services, doing laundry, eating tons of cucumbers (my new addiction), watching a new Korean drama, taking pictures of eating with friends, and writing songs on the keyboard in the corner of my tiny bedroom. It’s the little things in life […]

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Beginning with Rest

Today is a delightfully rainy day. The perfect day to lie in bed and rest after a rough night of fighting jet lag and mosquitos. Thus begins the next chapter of my life. I have a long to-do list that I am currently working my way through. It is full of the kind of mundane […]

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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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