6 Years and 4 Weeks

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a personal post, so I just wanted to let you know what’s going on in my world.

Johnny is currently flying somewhere over Russia, on his way to Seoul, South Korea….with a 15 hour layover in the Beijing Airport. Eek! It’s been about 3 weeks since I’ve seen him last, and it’ll be another 4 before we see each other again. I’m missing him like crazy.

Today is our 6 year anniversary. It’s so wonderful to have someone like him in my life. There’s not too many people that would quit their job and travel through Europe with their girlfriend…then move to South Korea for a year. It’s great having someone that wants to travel the world, who also agrees we don’t need to rush into a marriage and/or kids, who’s just a great listener, lover, and friend. I’m a lucky, lucky, lucky, girl.

I don’t think we’ve ever spent this day apart from each other, so it’s especially tough. But I know that these next 4 weeks are going to fly by. Especially with all the stuff I have to do.

Things I need to do:
1. Finish my damn TEFL certification. 50% finished!
2. Send in my Visa application (doing this today)
3. Send in my tax Residence certificate
4. Get my hair trimmed
5. Narrow down what to pack (sigh)
6. Buy deodorant, bras, tampons, jeans
7. Learn Hangul
8. Learn about Kpop stars and Korean dramas
9. Spend as much time with my 6 year old niece as possible

Alabama is definitely no Los Angeles or Paris, but it’s been nice to have some down time with my family. My dad’s cooking is amazing, and I’m always being bombarded with some sort of new recipe or cake or pie. I have lunch dates with my mom. I have a free gym membership because my older sister is an instructor, and my 6 year old niece tells me that she won’t be my friend anymore if I don’t smell her feet. All in all, things are going great.

Just 4 more weeks and I’ll be in South Korea. As I sit here in my PJs and pull my hair out over lesson plans, try to learn about Kpop stars and Korean dramas, and work on my Hangul, I realize I’m incredibly blessed. I can’t believe that I’m doing this. Just a year ago, I was a depressed, emotional eating, trainwreck. I just got back from Europe, and now I’m moving to Korea.

As Jay and Kanye say…that shit cray.

30 Comments on 6 Years and 4 Weeks

  1. Rachel
    February 28, 2012 at 2:03 am (3 years ago)

    Where will you be in Korea? I’m living in Incheon. Good luck getting ready and congrats on being in such a great relationship!

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Rachel! I’ll be in Korea at the beginning of April. I’ll be in Yongin, about 45 minutes south of Seoul. We should meet up!

      Reply
  2. Jaime
    February 28, 2012 at 3:56 am (3 years ago)

    Congrats on the 6 years… sorry y’all can’t be together, but you will be in 4 weeks and that time will fly by. You will be in Korea before you know it. I may be visiting Korea before heading home… so if I do I will let ya know. Enjoy the down time for now… & also congrats on getting the job in Korea.

    xoxo

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you darling! <3 you so much!

      Reply
  3. Jen
    February 28, 2012 at 4:02 am (3 years ago)

    Ahhh gutted you and Johnny aren’t together today, but it will be so amazing when you are. You must be getting really excited now for South Korea – I can’t wait to read the posts on it! x

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm (3 years ago)

      I am super excited! Once I finish this TEFL certification, I’ll feel like I can breathe.

      Reply
  4. Monica
    February 28, 2012 at 4:14 am (3 years ago)

    Sounds like you’re a busy lady! Congrats on your 6 years together – you sound so happy :D And best of luck with the rest of your TEFL course!

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Monica! <3 <3!

      Reply
  5. Annie
    February 28, 2012 at 4:34 am (3 years ago)

    Love it!! :) Six years is a long time and I think it’s amazing all the things that you two have done together (and that’s just what I know from the blog!).

    Get your TEFL done and get to Korea! :)

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:22 pm (3 years ago)

      YES! I have 30 days, counting down now!

      Reply
  6. Elaine
    February 28, 2012 at 5:19 am (3 years ago)

    YAY!!! I know you will love it here!! I just moved to S. Korea a little over a week ago and it’s awesome ;D I know you will finish everything in time. Don’t fret about the hangul . . . it’s pretty easy and you’ll learn it in less than a couple of days. Plus, if you watch a couple of dramas, you will most likely pick up the basics like the greetings/goodbyes, thank you, I’m sorry, etc. I hope you really enjoy K-pop too! I don’t know if you know about Big Bang (very popular K-pop band), but they are coming back with a new album tomorrow! So, you may want to check it out ;D

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:22 pm (3 years ago)

      OMG! Where are you in S. Korea? I’ll be in Yongin, 45 minutes south of Seoul. Let’s meet up! I’m loving Kpop! The guys in Big Bang are hot!!! lol!

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      • Elaine
        March 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm (3 years ago)

        I’m in Guri-si, which is NE of Seoul. And, yes, let’s definitely meet up! Lol, yea Big Bang is awesome [love sigh].

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  7. D.J. - The World of Deej
    February 28, 2012 at 6:23 am (3 years ago)

    Congrats on the anniversary, but also working through this time apart. I can’t really function when my wife leaves for an overnight trip, much less being apart nearly 2 months! Look forward to keeping up with your adventures in SK

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:23 pm (3 years ago)

      omg it’s been the worst. He’s like my best friend, so there’s just so many things I have to tell him about everyday…and it’s weird not having him around. But I have just 30 more days to go! I can do it!

      Reply
  8. Anthony
    February 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm (3 years ago)

    Congrats and keep living the Dream!!

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:23 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Anthony!

      Reply
  9. ashley
    February 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I have a good friend who just wrapped up a year teaching in South Korea and is going for her second year. Here’s her blog: http://heartmindnseoul.tumblr.com/

    She might have some good advice for ya! :)

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm (3 years ago)

      omg thank you so much Ashley! Your friends blog is wonderful, I spent the entire night reading through it. Thank you!

      Reply
  10. Ayngelina
    February 29, 2012 at 8:40 am (3 years ago)

    I had no idea this was in the plans for you – congratulations. I have never been to Korea but I’m sure it will be an adventure!

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Ayngelina! This just means you’ll have to come visit and drink soju outside of 711 with me…hahaha!

      Reply
  11. Kent @ No Vacation Required
    February 29, 2012 at 8:54 am (3 years ago)

    Congrats to you two! Yes, the 4 weeks will fly by.

    I hope we hear more about that food (cakes! pies!) you reference :)

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm (3 years ago)

      omg food. yes. more and more food!

      Reply
  12. Chinyeloves
    February 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Congratulations on the new journey that is to come!

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  13. Ceri
    March 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh, hunni, you’re going to have the most amazing year. You really will. I know it. Even though you and Johnny are about now, it’s in preparation for something truly wonderful.

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    • Sheryll
      March 1, 2012 at 10:25 pm (3 years ago)

      You are the best! <3 <3

      Reply
  14. Yeonju Song
    March 6, 2012 at 3:08 am (3 years ago)

    wow, this is amazing.
    i encountered your blog while searching for some traveling information.
    since then, i’ve read your postings from time to time. i’ve found them very enjoyable and inspring.
    now i’m amazed you’re coming to korea!
    i live in yongin near to seoul.
    i’m confident you’ll have such a great time here!
    welcome to korea! :)

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    • Sheryll
      March 6, 2012 at 3:28 am (3 years ago)

      HI! Thank you so much for your comment! I’m actually moving to Yongin at the beginning of April. My boyfriend is already there. I’d totally love to meet you when I get to S. Korea!

      Reply
  15. CeeCee
    August 1, 2014 at 6:27 am (4 months ago)

    I am so late on this posting, but have gained a renewed sense of travel. I am working on my fear of flying, but dream of traveling abroad. I am looking to get my TEFL or TOEFL (not sure the difference between these, if any) certification. How do I find a good program that is international? Did you do yours online or face-to-face?

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