Sunday, May 2, 2010

Goodbye Daegu

Well. It has been a year since I started this journey and the time has come to end it. I am sad to leave Daegu. I have grown into a new person here and removed some of the sin that stained my life so terribly before. I have found a new love for God that I didn't know existed and am excited to start this next journey in life with him. While I am looking around for jobs I am focused on one particular place, ALaska. Anchorage to be exact. I feel pulled to go there. I have many issues with being alone(mainly that I don't like it and will put it off as often asI can) but my pastor reminded me yesterday that solitude is an important part of spending time with God. Its hard to have alone time with God if you are never alone. I look at how I spend my time with God, completely differently now. Before it was something i was supposed to do but never did, now its something I want to do but have a hard time fitting it in. Luckily I will have about 21 hours to find some alone time with him in the midst of many other people running around to get on planes and to their destinations.

All in all, coming to Korea has changed my life. Not only is it a beautiful country with very friendly people, it is a place to discover the kind of person you want to be without the influence of others. Thank God for bringing me here and saving me from myself! Soon I will see most of you in the Eastern USA.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Its Easter Sunday. I plan on celebrating the Resurrection of my Lord and Savior by enjoying the cherry blossoms that have come out in Gyeongju. This will be my thrd trip to gyeongju, but instead of focusing on shopping I'm focusing on the natural beauty and the history. Im excited to be going with my favorites and can't wait to come back and add a lot of pictures to my facebook album :).

I have 30 days left in Korea...and its a little weird. After spending a year developing relationships, habits, and a healthier lifestyle Im about to be thrust back into a world that led me to some bad life choices before. I know that God will keep me out of those patterns and that I can rely on Him to keep me safe.
The good side of this, is that I finally get to see my niece! IM so excited to hold Ellie for the first time. I can't wait to see her and her mother. I've missed Holly a lot but I think this experience was good for both us. We both had to learn to depend on God a more and eachother less. Interesting how He works.

Now I'm Off to explore the beauties of God's creation.....

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Time flies.....

WOW. I can't believe its Almost Valentines day. I will be leaving Korea in less than three months. IT seems crazy that my year is almost finished. Im happy to see my friends and family back home, but will be so sad to leave the people I have grown to love here. There will be soo many new things for me when I go back home. Holly will have a baby(hopefully she will have her in the next couple of days) I will be smaller, Mitch willl be home, and my nieces will all be a year older. Its hard to imagine going back to things that have always been after I have become a better version of myself. It will be hard to find my place again. Hopefully by the time I return, there will be a job waiting for me....Somewhere....(keep your fingers crossed for Alaska).

In other news, This weekend I will be going to Seoul with Paige and her parents(they have come to visit for a week). This weekend also happens to be Seollul(Lunar New Year) so a lot of things will be closed but we may be able to go to some fun folk villages and watch traditional dances, hear traditional music, and eat rice cake soup(its not as bad as it sounds, I promise) I will be taking a lot of pictures though and am now promising to post them on here and on facebook.

Well, im off to another day of teaching students english and practicing my daily use of Korean(which I am still terrible with).