Some Thoughts about American Politics (i.e. Trump..)

My schedule and brain have been unusually full lately. Sometimes I’m so exhausted I literally don’t know how to recharge. That sounds like a strange problem to have, and I suppose it is, but the struggle is real. Amidst all the busyness, however, I’ve still found a few spare minutes to worry about American politics. I’ve […]

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Living Love: Some Tips

I love love, and I hate hate. Love is beautiful, and hate is ugly. It’s so simple, right? But love––real love––actually requires a lot of strength and maturity and fortitude. Loving someone doesn’t always mean doing what your heart naturally wants to do. It means listening, seeking to understand, holding back, and even (gasp) sacrificing. […]

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Hungering for more

Yesterday, I started tearing up while reading a nonfiction book on the subway. Think that’s a first. I would say that I’m embarrassed, but actually I’m not––in fact, I’m really happy. These were not depressed, self-pitying tears, but the kind of tears that come from being really touched by something, from remembering a deep unfulfilled […]

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Imminent Departure

It has been weird saying goodbye to everyone these past few days. It’s hard for my brain to comprehend how long 10 months really is. Sometimes I feel sad thinking about all the things I will miss when I’m in Korea. And then I think about how much I will miss Korea when I come […]

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Only 2 Weeks Out: Fears

Lately I have been wondering what I am thinking going off to a foreign country by myself when I have great friends, a wonderful family, a perfectly good house to live in, and even promising job opportunities right where I am. I think about the inevitable loneliness and discomfort I will face, and I start […]

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