Living in a foreign country is different than what I thought it would be in so many ways. Things that I thought would be difficult have been surprisingly easy. And unfortunately, some of the things I thought would be easy, are challenging.
I have so many emotions about moving here to South Korea. I’ve been navigating this move in the depths of my Seoul ((haha, I was proofreading and am totally leaving this here, it was not intended)) and mind. It’s simultaneously expanded and rocked my internal world and I’m still processing it all.
some things that are easy that I thought would be difficult
- Traveling. I think this has more to do with our own personalities than anything. I’ve managed to take the girls to Seoul by myself and get out to do fun things. Whenever Jordan is off we’re exploring anywhere we can Asia
- Driving. I was nervous about getting a license here and driving, but it was so easy. I’m a bit of an aggressive driver though, so I fit right in here in Korea. 🙂
- Finding a place to live. Many things here are very quick. We found a place and were able to move in the next day and it wasn’t a big deal at all. I was shocked
withhow quickly it took. Something that took us months and months in the states, took hours here.
some things that are difficult that I thought would be easy
- The small daily things. Getting the mail and getting groceries is a full day event.
- Military world. I thought having
baseclose by would be really awesome. And IT IS. It’s so great to have a little America. But the military culture? I’m still figuring it out and I am struggling to fit in.
- Finding restaurants. I’m a foodie and a vegetarian. You might not even know that I’m a vegetarian, I don’t talk about it much because it’s not really a big thing for me. BUT, I have never been more aware of vegetarianism than this year. The local food is all meat, and if it’s not meat, it’s fish, or if it’s vegetables, it’s covered in fish sauce.
It feels so good to be journaling on this space again. I’m bursting with thoughts, emotions, ideas, photographs to put down into a special place.
What other things are you wanting to know about living in a foreign country?