So, this is where many things begin. This blog, my life outside of my parents’ home, my experiences in a country on the other side of the world from everyone I love, apart from my girlfriend, Kristen. There is a swirl of emotions within me right now. I am feeling everything from nervousness to excitement to sheer terror. In this maelstrom, I have almost forgotten why.
Tomorrow afternoon, I board a plane for South Korea, where Kristen and I will teach English for a year. To start with. We might stay longer if we fall in love with the country. Uncertainties lie riddled like mines throughout the immediate past, present, and future. Right now, I can’t quite wrap my head around the extent of change that is about to happen. And I think I might like it.
Up until this point, my existence has been fairly (although not completely) structured:
I have always lived with my parents.
I went to a good school.
I got good marks.
I went to university.
I have never truly known what I want to do with my future.
I have never been able to be truly honest with myself about what I want – my opinion has always been clouded by my circumstances. This is why I like all of the change. Perhaps, when my circumstances have been entirely altered, I may find that clarity within myself that I have been seeking. Perhaps not. But I cannot wait to find out.
And I hope that you will come back, and share my journey with Kristen and I. See you on the other side.