Thursday, January 31, 2008

So Long America, Hello Korea

It took me a while, but blog #23589724985 version Seoul.0 is here! Slowly but surely, I'll begin to update this site with my favorite photos, quotes, observations, and plain ol' randomness (a specialized talent).

It's quite a trip to think back to the fall of '07, regarding the seemingly complicated decision-making process of moving to Korea. In retrospect, it's been one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I couldn't be more thankful for this opportunity. I truly appreciate all of you who helped to make it happen, and supported me along the way.

Why did I come to Korea? To learn. About family. Myself. Culture. Language. People. Business. Life away from our own. It's refreshing to step outside your comfort zone every now and then. And there's no better time to do that than right now.

Back in September, I posted a few things I've learned from Darren. Applicable to life, and to this blog, I thought I'd close by sharing his words of wisdom once more:

1. Best is such an arbitrary term - because what does that mean?
2. To fit in, might mean that you don't stand out... and that would suck.
3. It is impossible to change the past because it changes the future. But that's the point. You go back to fix what is wrong and realize that everything was as it should be in accepting that you can move forward.
4. We mistake the desire for contentment with the desire for happiness. There is a huge difference. Just because you are full doesn't mean that you should be.
5. The universe is built on happy accidents that yield miracles... hence the ocean of endless possibilities.