Grieving

I guess this is what grieving is like.

Missing her laugh and her cooking and her sense of humor. Remembering her inner strength and all the important things she taught me. Wishing I could have somehow communicated to her that even though I am all the way over here and she was all the way over there, I never forgot her for a second…

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The Difficulty of Saying Proper Goodbyes

Proper Goodbyes It takes real maturity to say proper goodbyes. That’s what I’ve decided. Anyone can just run away. You make a decision in your mind that you’re moving on to the next stage, next place, next community, job, relationship, or whatever. And then you just do. No looking back. But having proper closure is […]

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Teacher Life: Leaving My Kids

I haven’t blogged about my kids in awhile, but I feel a need to blog about them today. Mainly because I had to say goodbye to them yesterday. (And yes, I am still currently referring to them as “my kids.” Will probably continue to do so until I have new kids to refer to.) I […]

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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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The countdown begins: 3 weeks until take-off

So I’ve spent most of the summer putting off thoughts of Korea and trying to focus on the here and now.  That has mostly involved awesome conversations with friends and pretty cool trips to go and see some of those friends.  The trips have been great, but to me, nothing can top a quality deep […]

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