If you follow me on Twitter then you may have noticed that I’ve been posting some pretty mysterious tweets for the past few months, hinting at something bug. That’s because I’m about to make a huge change in my life! I’ve been keeping a huge secret from you all for months and today I am finally announcing this news with you all because everything is finally set in stone.
Why not, right? No, but really. The timing is a little strange. I choose Winter/Spring semesters which means I will be missing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the birth of my first nephew (he is due in January!). However, I don’t believe there will ever be a “perfect time” so I listened to my intuition and jumped on this opportunity. My family 100% supports my decision because they know how long I’ve wanted to visit South Korean and I will be studying so it’s not like I’m just going for no reason.
What school am I going to?
I won’t say what school I’m going to be attending (for safety reasons) but I am going to take Korean language classes at a university, Monday-Friday.
It’s not really that sudden. I told my family I was interested in doing this a couple months ago but then I had to wait for the university to open their applications online. Then, I had to send in lots of documents, wait for the university to reply, send some more documents, etc. All of this sounds like it would take a few weeks but it took way longer than expected because I had some problems with my documents and then I went to France for a week so everything got pushed back by a week. When I returned I still had to wait for the university to send me paperwork to get a student visa, I just received it yesterday! It may sound like a sudden decision but I’ve been planning this for like 3-4 months.
Lastly, I just want to leave you with some final words of encouragement. About a year ago, I was in a really dark place, I never thought would never get out of this funk but I kept pushing through because I didn’t know what else to do. Now I’m preparing to semi-move to a country that I have always dreamed of but never thought I would visit! If you’re reading this and in a similar dark place then I hope you do yourself a favor and keep going. You never know where this crazy universe will lead you. Do what makes you happy, chase your dreams as cliche as that sounds. Your future self will thank you.
That’s about it! I am so glad to be able to share this news. If any of you currently live or have ever visited South Korea let me know, I have so many questions about what to bring,