Phew! What a week?!? Saying farewell to my loved ones in the states, flying overseas, moving into the residence halls at age 27 (28 in Korean age), class, studying, homework, and all the other challenges of moving to another country with limited understanding of the culture, while being unable to ask questions in the predominant language...
All that being said, this was one of the best weeks of my life. More than I could have imagined while living in the United States, I am certain I need to be studying Korean language and culture in Korea at this time in life. It feels so clear to me that this is a critical part of my life's work to seek peace through love; reaching for understanding in my own journey as a Korean American Adoptee. I feel like I am finally able to exhale, and shed so much of the tension that has been building during my years living in the United States. I hope that I can hold this exhilarating feeling through all the challenges of living here. I am certain that will also be part of my experience living in Korea.
Tonight I ate bulgogi pizza from Mr. Pizza, followed by dessert and delicious conversation at Caffe Bene. It reminded me of the best parts of college :)
Kee, Wha Yung