Reflecting on My First Year in Korea

By the time this is published, it will be a year since I started the physical journey to move to South Korea. On January 1st, 2021, I packed up the rest of my belonging (throwing away some things that couldn’t fit) and my cat into my Honda Civic to drive back to my parent’s houseContinue reading “Reflecting on My First Year in Korea”

Xenopobia Abroad: Four Months Later

Once again, another city is calling for all foreigners to be tested after a foreign English teacher went to school knowing they had tested positive for covid. Now, there is much debate on whether or not the school made them come in before the teacher received the test results and are covering themselves or theContinue reading “Xenopobia Abroad: Four Months Later”

Xenophobia Abroad

I couldn’t point out why it bothered me so much. My second-week teaching in Korea and my province announced a mandate requiring all foreigners to get a covid test due to the rising cases. Yes, you read that right, only Foreigners have to get tested, and by rising cases, they meant forty. FORTY new infectionsContinue reading “Xenophobia Abroad”

Moving to South Korea During a Pandemic Part 3: The Flights

Well, I made it. Still no exclamation point at the end of that sentence, but there will be after The Airport and several days of recovery. The day I leave for Korea, I get to the airport thirty minutes after it opens, an hour and a half before my flight boards, and there is oneContinue reading “Moving to South Korea During a Pandemic Part 3: The Flights”

Moving to South Korea During A Pandamic Part 2: The Covid Test

Well I made it to South Korea. You would think that I would have ended that sentence with an exclamation mark or 10 but the past couple days were so emotionally draining it’ll take me a few days to recover. Let me start 2 days, 42 hours to be exact before I left for Korea.Continue reading “Moving to South Korea During A Pandamic Part 2: The Covid Test”

Moving to South Korea During a Pandemic Part 1: The Why

So Moving during a pandemic was never my intention. In fact, when I decided that I was going to travel the world no matter what, Covid-19 was over a year and a half away in an unimaginable dystopian future. My solo trip to Mexico City in November of 2018 reawakened a dream and a passionContinue reading “Moving to South Korea During a Pandemic Part 1: The Why”

Quarantine: Week Two Things Fall Apart

Let me be honest I am not a person of routine. I can only stick to a routine if I am so busy I have no other choice. If you hear me say my daily routine know that it is a lie. One that I’m telling myself as much as you. All of this isContinue reading “Quarantine: Week Two Things Fall Apart”

Quarantine: Week One a Productive Routine

I am alone in a small dorm room for 14 days, waiting to see if I caught COVID-19. I should feel excited now that I have made it to South Korea after a year of trying, but I feel nothing. Maybe it’s because the view from my window is of baren trees. Trees that lookContinue reading “Quarantine: Week One a Productive Routine”

My Food Allergy Journey Part 2: Violent Reactions

Fast forward six years later. I’m in my little Honda Civic with my mom and my cat someplace in the middle of Texas. My dad is not too far behind, driving the truck with all my belongings. I am on day 2 of my three-day drive moving to Arizona. I start to itch all over.Continue reading “My Food Allergy Journey Part 2: Violent Reactions”