“Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.” -Robert Morgan

If you’ve been reading my blog you may have heard that I am planning on teaching abroad in China starting this August. You know I am very excited and a little scared and that I can’t wait.

So I’m happy to announce that, as of last week, I bought a ticket to Korea! I’m going, and I’m so hype!

Wait, why are you confused?

Oh yes, it might help if I explain. I have a friend, Ian, who lives in Korea and looks like this:

575362_2431663308676_807264530_nOkay, so he doesn’t always look like a hobo, but this is how I love him best.

Ian has been teaching English in Korea since last October and will be there for a few months yet. I bought a ticket to Korea to go visit him, and also because I figure that if my gig in China somehow falls through I can at least go somewhere in the Pacific Theater. Also it occurs to me it’s probably no longer PC to call it the Pacific Theater.

Anyway, it’s all very exciting, and I only have a few more weeks before I can leave my hometown, hopefully for the last time. Heck, if I have my way I won’t even be back in the States for a few years. Which naturally has me thinking about how to keep in touch with my family and friends, because as I found out when I studied in Spain, I’m horrible at keeping in touch.

They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, which is true, but I’m largely pretty bad at worrying about anyone who doesn’t live in the same city as me. I’m working on it pretty hard, so hopefully my friends have lots of postcards and video-chats to look forward to.

But we’ll just have to see, because I’m kinda bad at even texting you if I’m not gonna see you in the next few days.

 

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One thought on ““Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.” -Robert Morgan

  1. That IS something you should probably spend your last few weeks here working on, especially if you’re leaving the COUNTRY…I never found it hard to stay in touch with people (as long as they try back), but admittedly, it DOES take some thought and effort. Still kinda amazed you found a job halfway around the world though.

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