016 is slowly coming to an end and I look towards 2017 with a twinge
of apprehension. Granted all years have their ups and downs, I suppose
it is how you view each year as a whole that gives you an idea of how
life is going. Some people have amazing years one after the other with
big, happy life events. Some people have mediocre years with lots of ups
Volunteering at Mulmangcho.I miss my hair this color. (2014)
Getting ready to depart Korea has left me with a lot of emotions. I
have spent the last 4 years of my life in this country, and for better
or worse, I have grown a lot as a person. There are a lot of things that
I will miss and not miss about Korea, but as I’m winding down I thought
why not close out this year with writing about those things.
This year I had a lot of apprehension about what to do for Christmas.
I’m told I must spend it with others and not alone. I entertained the
idea and then thought to myself will me hanging out with others make
this a more joyous day?
About a month or so ago I had an “intervention” of sorts. I met a
friend of a friend, who has now become my friend. And she intervened in
my life, by talking to me about myself. In many ways it came out
casually as talking about other things and then it came to the point of
talking about what is going on with me and with my life. The
conversation made me very uncomfortable.