Daily Archives: 1 April, 2015

I didn’t mean to leave you, Reader… I promise…

READER. I’ve been a terrible blogger. I know, I know, I’ve been absent for a good three… maybe even FOUR… weeks… This isn’t an April Fools joke. I for reals left you for a while.

And I’m really, really sorry. The good news is that I’ve got lots to tell you. (Because let’s face it – even though some of my stories are crazy, they’re totally, TOTALLY, entertaining.) The better news is that I’m not going to do it all in one post. (You wouldn’t want to be stuck reading the same post for a full day, would you?)

I’ll make a big “to do” post on goals for April tomorrow; but for now, I think we should just get caught up on where things have gone since we last, erm, “spoke.”

So, let’s get down to business.

  1. Our school got a new teacher, Brandi. She’s super-awesome and the even cooler news is that she and my little sis, KSD, share the exact same birthday. That’s right, folks, random birthday twins. As a result, I feel super protective of her and have been dragging her around to all my activities, including dragging her to Busan for a day of fun. (She doesn’t seem to mind, though, so don’t get the idea that I’ve been evil or anything…)
  2. I posted a blog post written by my friend, Anna Wickham, about being a little bit brave. Hers is the first in a series I’m planning to carry through much of this year. If you missed it, you can read it here. You should also check out Anna’s blog, The Worldly Blend.
  3. I have been out on not one, but TWO Tinder dates since posting about Project Tinder. One of them was great, the other one was the worst nightmare I’ve ever had while awake. More on that in a coming post. Trust me, you’ll want to read all about that one…
  4. I am totally behind on my reading schedule because of the aforementioned bad awful Tinder date… Basically, I fell off the bandwagon on everything because I was so shaken up by that situation… I also went back to ingesting sugary stuff… In essence, the March intentions are almost all completely smashed. :( But you know, whatever.
  5. I paid off a GIANT credit card! I had $1000 left on one that I’d been carrying a balance on since 2010. I also closed that account in 2010 because I couldn’t afford the regular monthly payments… The company agreed to lower my payments if I closed the account; so I had a credit card with a nasty balance that I couldn’t even use. FINALLY paid that b***h off! And you know what? Once my dollars transfer into my account in a couple of days, I’m going to pay off another one that is sitting at $1875. Paying down credit card debt never felt so liberating and painful all at the same time. (That’s a lot of money I would have preferred to use elsewhere, you know?)



  6. I went back to book club and invited the ladies to join me for a food project I’m working on for the city. We ate at a buffet/steakhouse until we were about to explode and then walked to the nearby river and played a hilarious game of Cards Against Humanity. Not surprisingly, I won. (I’m truly a terrible person on the inside…)
  7. It’s officially spring in SK and my allergies that I always try to ignore are kicking in, full-swing. I had BKFF take me to a doctor this morning because the last two nights, I’ve been waking up. Ugh, it’s gross and I’m semi-miserable. Yuck, yuck, yuck. At least the cherry blossoms are beautiful, though!
  8. I started taking a Korean class again and it is way more challenging this time around than it was last time. The teacher is using a different book series (which I don’t really care for….) and she doesn’t speak English in the class except when I ask a question and need clarification. She is really sweet and high-energy, which is good because I need someone exciting to keep me awake; but most of the time I have no idea what’s going on… She speaks so fast. I figure the challenge is a good thing, but sometimes I ask myself why the hell I signed up for the class in the first place…
  9. I’ve been questioning whether or not leaving Korea next year is the right move for me… In some ways, I am ready to go home and be there for a while. However, on the other hand, I keep thinking how great it would be to have just one more year to save now that I don’t have all that credit card debt hanging over my head. I’ll never have another opportunity to live like this again, most likely – to have such low living costs and the ability to see this part of the world. I read yet another “wanderlust-y” article today on Wander Onwards that inspired me to change my plans again, so, here I am, considering change… The next step in my plan seems so close, and yet, I’m not sure if I want this part to end yet… I’m sure more on this will come up soon.
  10. I’m currently in the process of getting a Korean drivers license so KBFF and I can make a pilgrimage to the new IKEA Korea. She’s never been and I truly believe she needs to be subjected to the awesomeness that is the maze of IKEA. Plus, I really want a lamp and they’re crazy expensive here.

So there you have it. Ten things to get you quickly updated on where things are with yours truly. I promise that I’m going to be back with you regularly, twice a week, from here on out. Sorry I was gone for a while, Reader. I had to recuperate from that Tinder date and my schedule just went crazy for a while. I’m so glad we’re getting back together – I really missed you!


Enough about me… How have you been?! I hope to hear from you in the comments!

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