Hi Readers! Its been awhile and a lot has changed since March. My year in Korea came to a close June 30th. I traded in kimchi and soju for kangaroos and palm trees. I miss my students everyday. I always wonder what they are up to and how they are doing. It’s been fun keeping in touch with the good friends I made. Trying out the fashions, eating the foods and influencing the kids was a priceless experience. Despite the prestige, fame and fortune, I left SK. It was one of the best years I’ve ever had! I have a knack for teaching so I may be going back into that career path later on. Each year seems to be better than the last, so I really can’t ask for more.
As I am ever-changing, I don’t forget the same is true for my friends and family around the world…some of you have gotten married, new jobs, graduated, had babies, etc.~ CONGRATS! I hope you know a part of me wishes I could have been there on your special day! I admire those of you who are happy to stay in one place. One day I hope I can make such a commitment! To those a bit less fortunate, stay strong because things will get better! I miss you all endlessly and hope you’ll be free to meet up when I make it back to the states. At the moment, I’m going to try to make it to Ohio for a visit in June.
So I made the move to Brisbane, Australia and I’ll be here for around 6 months. Like moving anywhere its had its ups and downs. Luckily I had a friend pick me up from the airport upon arrival. After staying with him in South Bank, I learned my way around the city and sublet from some Aussie guys. Now I live with 3 Frenchies and an American and I work at a British style pub and restaurant. So far I’ve met mostly cool people from work. I’ve been out and about, tried some typically Australian foods (kangaroo, lamingtons, Vegemite) and survived the ‘winter’! The tropical climate of Brisbane has been quite hospitable. I’m throughly looking forward to a hot December for the first time in my life. Although the tourist sites are at a minimum in the city, the fun has come with the visitors I’ve had…5 and counting! Come wrestle come crocs down under mate! More to come soon xxx