2019: Moving Back to the US

I have now been living in South Korea for over SEVEN years. That seems crazy-long, but also far shorter than I expected. Part of me thought I would stay here forever. But for now, I’m departing. In a few short weeks, I will be moving back to the States! Despite the fact that I grew […]

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In the Dark

While I was lying in bed last night, two car crashes happened outside my open window. It was jolting to be half-asleep and hear the screech of tires followed by the crash of metal and glass. Even though I was lying safely indoors up on the fourth floor, I felt as if the cars were […]

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2011: Reflections

Looking back on my 2011, one thing is clear: it was definitely a year of transition. There were some difficult parts, but as I reflect on the past year, I can’t help but be thankful for all that transpired. I remember standing on the roof of my friend’s townhouse in downtown Baltimore last year on […]

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Survival Mode: Transitioning to Life in Korea

This past week I’ve been in survival mode, getting over jet lag, figuring out how to feed myself, and finding the motivation to unpack and clean my apartment. I am still waiting for my alien registration number so I can get a phone, bank account, and start my real life here. But I have done […]

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I’m in Korea!

I have been in Seoul for about 28 hours now! The 15-hour flight felt endless, but I already love being here. Disclaimer: I am severely jet-lagged, so please excuse any incoherence you may find in this post. The night before I left for Korea, I barely slept. I thought I was feeling relatively fine about […]

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