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if i had babies… here’s my advice…

The last couple of days’ writings have been pretty heavy, so I thought I would take it down a notch. (Also, I was having a hard time determining what to write about tonight…)

So, I thought I would write a letter to my future imaginary children on this windy Wednesday night. I don’t anticipate ever being a real mommy… I’m not saying I wouldn’t be good at it, because I think I would be an awesome mommy. But I don’t really think I want to be a mommy. So, since they’ll never actually be here for me to impart my wisdom, I’m going to make a little list of the things I would want to tell my future snot-nosed kids.

Dear never-to-be-born babies of mine:

1. Sharing sucks and we’re all totally lying to you about it. 

Sure, other mommies and daddies will tell their kids that “sharing is fun” and that sharing is the best thing in the world. But that’s only true when you’re the one without the good stuff and you’re the “share-ee” and not the “share-er.” Sharing totally sucks. I mean, yeah, sometimes it can be fun when you’re sharing a new toy with a friend. But sharing good food? Please. No one wants to willingly share their cake.

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i’m making a list… checking it thrice! otherwise known as the twentyfourteen list of things that had better happen…

This year, I want to actually accomplish some things. In years past, I “sort of” made “resolutions” or goal lists, but they were sometimes a bit ill-defined and/or ambiguous. Other times, they were pretty specific and while I didn’t totally fall of the bandwagon, I found other ways to abandon them. (Like that one year I listed a whole slew of goals for a job I hated, and then in February got another job.)

So, this year, I’ve decided to make plans. Because, let’s be serious, I’m a professional when it comes to planning things that will never get done/won’t happen/I’ll forget about/I’ll lose interest in/are completely irrational. It’s my second job; planning stupid stuff. Also, I love lists. I’m good at lists. I’m just not always so good at actually crossing things “off” said lists… So in the spirit of the “new year” and because practically everyone else is doing it, I’ve decided to make a very public posting of some goals.

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spending the weekend “high as a kite…”

This weekend, I had a first time opportunity to go paragliding in SK! It was, by FAR, the most exhilarating experience I’ve ever had. It was well worth the post-gliding bruises and TWELVE hours of bus travel time within 36 hours.

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Holy Holi!

This past weekend, my friend Kaylee and I traveled by train to Busan. Busan is South Korea’s second largest city, following Seoul. What’s really cool about Busan is that it’s a coastal city. If you’ve ever been to San Francisco in the States, the terrain and all-over “feel” of the city is the same. And so, having visited San Fran in high school and having fallen in love with it immediately upon arrival, as I expected, I fell equally in love with Busan. Suffice it to say that if I wasn’t in Daegu, which I also love, I’d want to be in Busan.

Fortunately for us, Kaylee and I met our Korean friend, Hailey, in training when we first arrived in Korea. Hailey was raised and still lives in Busan. She’s the sweetest person EVER, and picked us up from the train station, helped us around the subway through the city, and took us to our hostel. We then spent the day with her: lunch, bus adventure, Haedong Yonggung Temple, and Starbucks.

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