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.

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