Thursday, February 5, 2009
Adjusting is never easy. It's one of those processes you try to appreciate, but deep down inside you just want to get it over with. They say it takes about a year to fully get adjusted to a new place. That's pretty daunting to hear when you've only just nicked the surface of that year. The first months of living alone in Seoul was a constant dichotomy of love and loathing. After returning from my month long break in the states, being back felt comforting. I was reunited with what I missed in Cali, but reminded of what I had in Korea. When the airport limo bus dropped me off in my hood, I couldn't help but think, "Ahhh, home." I was actually surprised that I was so happy to be back. I have a new appreciation for this place and for the life I've started here. The second half is looking promising. I love this city!