Hey sweet friends,
I’ve missed this blog. And part of me doesn’t know how to jump back in, because I know it’s going to look different. I have so many dreams for this space as we embark on this big adventure. I want a name change, a redesign, but, alas, the time has yet to allow it.
A week and a half in and the dust is starting to settle. We signed up Ruby for a full-time preschool (!!!) this fall, so I’m hoping to dedicate more time to this space.
For now, here are the first random ten thoughts that popped into my head about moving here, to Korea. Enjoy 🙂
1 | Moving via airplane is weird.
It’s not like it didn’t take work. We spent 24 hours traveling, but sometimes it feels like we’re exploring some part of the US that I’ve never been to. We woke up the next morning and it’s the same Earth, but an entirely different time zone and culture.
2 | Jet Lag and time difference here almost did me in.
The hardest part of our move? A 14 hour time change and Jet lag from a 14-hour flight. We basically time traveled to the next day. My body still hasn’t fully adjusted, it’s been so rough.
3 | It’s dirty here
The air pollution, the trash everywhere, the humidity. The air is thick and the streets are coated with dirt and litter. I kind of hate that this is my first impression, because there are so many wonderful things I’ve experienced, but this was one of the first things I noticed.
4 | Koreans are incredibly kind and helpful
It’s so refreshing, the kindness and generosity of the people here. People go out of there way to help us, especially with the kiddos.
5 | Speaking of kiddos, babies are LOVED
Our girls are stopped every couple feet, they are absolutely adored here. Every place we go someone is picking up and holding Margot. It’s second nature now. Ruby already know the Korean word for hello.
I have many, many more thoughts, but those are the first that came to mind of my first impressions here. I was going to share 10, but the girls are waking up from their naps. I’ll share my next five soon. I’ve been journaling our time here too, so I’ll be sharing here soon: Our flight, how we adjusted to the time difference, military life, and such. Let me know of any other topics you want me to cover as well!
Thanks for following along, this was nice 🙂
Photo I took of the local market I visited yesterday, which is only open on days that end in 4 and 9