Growing Pains (자라나는 고통)

Unlike the 1985 sitcom show Growing Pains or adolescent growing pains the growing pains we all experience in life is the continual growing pains of falling out of touch and contact with those whom surround our lives. Beginning with the playground to work office spaces, from high school to graduate school, from first loves to…

Who Knows How Far I’ll Go (내가 얼마나 멀리 갈지 알고 있니?)

Diplomat. Researcher. Lawyer. Professor. Teacher. Educator. Role Model. Counselor. Girlfriend. Wife. Mother. Aunt. Bridesmaid. Godmother. Advocate. Interpreter. Lecturer. Communicator. Translator. Designer. Model. Decorator. Artist. Writer. Peacemaker. A few of the titles above are titles I dream of, titles I possess, and titles that I once thought were within in reach.  Some of these titles are…

Growing. Loving. Living(성장. 사랑. 생활)

Growing.성장하고있다 Less than 100 days away from our 1000th day together its surprising how much time has passed since my boyfriend & I first met. We have both grown into mature young adults, we’ve both lost our family dogs, we’ve both transitioned between jobs, and we’ve both learned to hold on to what matters most…

Discrimination in Korea as a Black/dark-skinned Individual

On a recent television broadcast on the Korean TV show called Talking Street(말하는대로) on JTBC a popular foreigner named Sam Okyere, a former participant in Korea’s well-known Non-Summit( 비정상회담) show spoke openly to an audience of Koreans about his experience with discrimination in Korea as a black/dark-skinned individual. While listening to Sam Okyere’s confession I started to…

Losing something precious(귀중한 무언가)

memoir post (last week) It pains me to think that my family dog of almost 12 years won’t make it through the month and be with us much longer. Since last winter, he’s been up and down with brief illnesses and lethargy, but never to the state in which he has now fallen. As the…

Dating Abroad (국제 데이팅): Closing the Distance – Part 6

Continuing my Dating Abroad series this blog post will talk about important points that address the best time to close the distance between you and your significant other:  whether you live across the country from one another, or live an ocean/continent away. Being in a LDR for more than 9 months me and my BF…

Life Lessons: Learned Lessons (삶의 교훈: 배운 교훈)

As a part of my Yeppuntwenties section I wanted to share a few life lessons that I have learned or re-learned in recent years.  These lessons each taught me something new about myself and my life. I hope that these learned lessons provide an opportunity for others to view their life experiences in a more…

Dating Abroad (국제 데이팅): Expanding the Distance – Part 5

Continuing my Dating Abroad series discussion this blog post will talk about the decision-making process me and my boyfriend made to enter into a LDR,  and our overall goal to be reunited & not let our expanding distance last forever. In our relationship, expanding the distance was a major issue for me and my boyfriend….