In less than 24 hours I will be traveling to Taiwan, which means I really ought to be packing and prepping right now, but instead I’m doing everything I can to avoid doing what I have to. I’m excited for the trip, but part of me is even more excited for what will happen after the trip.
I’ve been in Korea for one year now, and I’ve signed a contract for another year. I didn’t blog or study nearly as much as I wanted to over this past year and spent a lot of time just having fun and spending money and being lazy. It was a good year with ups and downs. But it’s a new year (in my eyes; the Korean school year actually starts in March) and it’s time for me to shape up. One of my best friends is moving back to the States in a couple weeks, and while I’m really sad about it, truthfully I think this is good timing for me personally. We hung out a lot together and had sooo much fun. But I guess now that I will have a less busy and exclusive social life when she leaves, I will have more time to study again and meet new people. I’m sad but there is definitely a silver lining. Do I sound heartless?? Hahaha.
I’ve done so many fun things that I always meant to blog or vlog about but never got around to. I come up with a lot of excuses, one of the big ones being that my apartment just isn’t tidy enough to comfortably study in or film videos in. But I’ve had a solid week off from work and all I’ve been doing is organizing my home, throwing out piles of junk, and cleaning. There are still a few things I want to change and some things that can’t be helped (like my hideous old couch), but I’ve made some big improvements. When I get back from my Taiwan trip, I really want to film an apartment tour. I remember when I was getting ready to move to Korea, my favorite thing to do was watch Korean apartment tours on Youtube, so I’ve always wanted to make one, too. We’ll see how it goes. (The last two times I filmed videos, they got murdered in the editing process because Windows Movie Maker is extremely finicky, and never got posted.)
These days, I’m taking it easy with my Korean studies, mostly just focusing on vocab for now. I’m trying to get back into my Duolingo habit for Spanish, and I’ve been casually studying Chinese for this upcoming Taiwan trip, though to be honest I haven’t learned much more than how to say “Hello,” “Thank you,” “Goodbye,” and “I’m American.” Not totally useful lol.
Okay I think I’ve wasted enough time. Time to pack! Maybe if I’m not terrible I will try to post about my trip when I get back.
Also I realized, blogging doesn’t have to be this huge chore–I just typed this up in like 12 minutes. Not bad! I don’t know why I’ve been avoiding it all this time…
See you soon, hopefully!