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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Let the Countdown Begin!

It is difficult to believe that our time in Korea is coming to a close. These two years seem to have gone by at warp speed. We are down to our last few months here.
Living in Korea has been a surreal experience and I will never forget our time here. We have had the opportunity to see and do so many things. I am even a pro at chopsticks now! A feat that I never thought I would accomplish. Living here has forced me to go out of my comfort zone. I am a very introverted person and I am most comfortable amoungst my family and the few close friends I have. However, packing them in my suit case to travel here with me wasn't an option. This meant I was forced to leave my shell and meet new people. As frightening as that was for me, I am so happy I did because the friends I have made here have become my family away from family. In Korea you celebrate holidays and special occasions with your friends. The friends that you make here will be the ones who get you through feeling lonely and homesick. Here your friends are your lifeline. I am truly greatful for for every friend I have made while here. They will always hold a special place in my heart.
In three months we will begin the next chapter of our lives. We will hop on a plane and fly a quick (yeah, right!) 15 hours to North Carolina. You guessed it! Fort Bragg will be our new duty station. We are very much looking forward to being in the United States of America again. How very much we missed this amazing country. Korea has been a wonderful experience but our hearts will always belong in America. We can't wait to de board the plane and step foot on to our homeland!
I know these next few months will go by in a blurr, but I am going to try and enjoy every second of our time left here. After all, how many people can say they have had the opportunity to live in South Korea? It will be a bittersweet good bye, that is for sure.