That Prep Life

So many people have asked if I’m “excited” about this South Korea move (which is this Saturday, mah babies!). And it’s strange. Really strange. It’s hard to anticipate something you know will be so monumental. I remember feeling the same way before moving to Oklahoma at 18 for college.

It feels hazy; like it could be someone else’s life. I don’t know when it will hit me that I’m going to be in a foreign country for real. Maybe over the Pacific, crossing the date line, maybe upon landing and I have NO CHANCE of reading the language. You can’t cheat it like French or Spanish; the whole Korean alphabet is out to get you.

I think I’m ready, though. I’m 25 and I’ve been at my parents’ house for 3ish weeks. I’m so giddy to see David and Colleen and Roy-Gene. And I’m looking forward to something new.

Working at Apple has been, without a doubt, the best job I’ve ever had. And I’ve held a job consistently since I was 12–radio, raspberries, oil refinery, custodian, newspaper writer/editor, referee, camp counselor–so I’ve had a lot to choose from. I started part-time and worked hard and met such heartfelt, unique and genuine people that loved me and laughed with me and became my family when mine was far away. But almost 3 years later, I’m ready for a change. At least for a year.

I hope I’m ready.

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