Wearing hanboks for Lunar New Year!
I just got home after spending the past two years teaching English in South Korea; I had a great time and it was such a rewarding experience on so many levels! I got to learn more about the world I live in and who I am as a woman; it was a time of tremendous growth.
Unfortunately, the one aspect of my life that actually withered (and nearly died) on the other side of the world was my creativity. I don't know why. I thought being exposed to a new way of life would open my eyes to new opportunities to create. Maybe it was the culture shock, or maybe it was that most of my time was devoted to adorable kindergarteners (see above.) Either way, I left my art in America.
Coming home has been wonderful. I miss my students and Korean friends immensely, but it's great to reconnect with my friends and family on this hemisphere, and finally tap into my creative energy again!
As we say in Korea, annyeong haseyo!