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,
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Michelle / Daisybutter says
Oh my gosh Michelle this is SO exciting! Congratulations on the move and your University spot. Do you follow @fiixii on Instagram? She's a fellow blogger and also made the move to Seoul a few years ago (: Can't wait to read all about your new adventures!!
I know! I actually never heard of @fiixii but I will go check out her page. I'm so excited to share all my Korean adventures! ♥
Oh my gosh I'm so excited for you and please, please pack warm because Korean winters are soooo cold like -14 degrees the last time I was there!!! You know Korea is like my second home so feel free to DM me if there's anything you need and I'll try to help you out… also I *might* be going for GOT7's fanmeet in January so maybe we'll be able to meet up … hopefully I can save enough up to go even if it's just for a few days xoxo
Thank you, Cate! I can't wait! I have so many questions so I will DM you for sure. If you go to South Korea in January we should definitely meet up! ♥
Aw that is so exciting, congrats!!! I am so envious, I hope the move goes well and look forward to reading about it in your posts 😀 I'd love to visit one day! xx
elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
Thank you! Can't wait to share my adventures with you. I hope you get to visit South Korea one day too. ♥