Saturday, April 10, 2010

Did I Really Live There!?

I've been living back in the U.S. now for almost three weeks. When I think about how I was in Korea 3 weeks ago, and my life was much different, it all just seems like a blur to me. The time I spent living in Korea seems like just a faint memory. I thought I would miss the thrill of being abroad, but I honestly haven't. While I enjoyed my time in Korea, I definitely think it was time to come "home." I still feel very lucky for my time there, but I'm happy to be in Seattle. I'm ready to write the next chapter in my life story.

Adjusting back to life here was exciting and easier than I imagined. I was excited to get an apartment where I could cook and do laundry. Also, where I could have a separate bedroom. I was excited to take a real shower, as opposed to my shower in Seoul where my entire bathroom floor would get soaked by water. I was excited to get in a car and go, and not rely solely on public transportation. In Seoul it always took 30-90 minutes to get where I wanted to go. Now, I can just hop in my car and be to Seattle in 15 minutes or to my work in 10 minutes. It's a great feeling.

It was nice having my dad here the first week that I lived here. I don't think I would have been able to adjust as easily. I will admit, since he left, it's been pretty lonely here. I am usually pretty proactive about making friends, but it's been difficult. I'm living in a suburb of Seattle, and it's very family oriented. I didn't know anyone prior to moving here, and I'm worried that I'm not going to make a group of friends. I know what you're thinking, "get out there and make some friends!" But let's be realistic, it's easier said than done. I'm sure as time goes by, and as I get more comfortable with my surroundings, I'll make friends easily.

I guess life is good if my only complaint is that I need more friends.


To Be Announced said...

You're completely right.. you'll get friends just give it some time

Printing Quotes | UPrinting Coupons said...

There's no place like home, eh? I have never experienced going in a totally foreign environment and stay there for a very long time. I suppose it's hard, especially if the customs are so much different.