Walking into Maturity

Maturity can happen as a natural by-product of one’s life experiences. But it can also be actively chosen. Like when you choose to receive someone’s love based on the way they intended it, rather than on the way you are inclined to interpret it. That’s a choice.

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Right Here, Right Now

This morning as I was looking out my window, I got a strange feeling, the same feeling I have when I’m traveling in a new country. The homes, streets, nooks and crannies are unfamiliar, and my eyes linger, imagining the lives of those who inhabit them, imagining how it might feel to live there. It’s a feeling of […]

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The Next Two Years: Busan

I have a little confession to make. When I wrote my last blog post, I was actually bursting to share a secret, which I wasn’t allowed to share until TODAY.  I’ve actually been bursting to share it for about two months now, but the most I could do was write metaphorical posts sneakily expressing what […]

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Two Years

I just realized that I moved to Korea almost exactly two years ago! That’s crazy. When I think back to that time––nervous me, boarding the plane for Seoul with my two overstuffed suitcases; clueless me wandering the streets of Korea, asking strangers for directions to the nearest subway station––I feel like I am looking at […]

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Facing the Unknown

I used to be highly uncomfortable with the unknown. I desired answers and to just know what lay ahead. In fact, I wanted to not just know, but to be there. Now I know that it’s much better to live an adventure, to NOT know everything. The unknowns make life exciting. Before, I didn’t know what it […]

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Nothing to Lose

I like to think about things. Like what kind of guy I should end up with. Or what it means to be a real friend. Or the best way to reorganize the layout of my budget spreadsheet now that I have a new version of Microsoft Excel. I like to reflect on the many moments […]

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My 2012

I can’t remember the last time I greeted a new year with so much clarity and purpose! I find myself bursting with plans and hopes for 2013! It’s going to be an awesome year! But before diving straight into this year, I want to take a moment to reflect on 2012. Last year was kind […]

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The Ways I Fit in Korea

Re-acclimating to US culture hasn’t been too difficult during this first trip home. Driving for the first time was slightly scary (for about 5 minutes). Casually greeting my neighbors while jogging felt really awkward the first few times. (I’m used to giving people blank stares now.) But all in all, slipping back into daily life […]

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