I don't even know if anybody will even read my blog posts any more, but I'm going to try and get back into the swing of things. I seriously had every intention of writing little updates while I was in Korea, but as it turned out I was so busy every day and fell out of the habit. But I'm back now! And I have a few months of not really doing very much, so if you are interested in hearing about some of the things I got up to on my travels, more posts should be appearing very soon!
For anyone who didn't know or forgot (it was so long ago I wrote about it...) I've just got back from working six months in South Korea, plus I spent a few weeks in Japan. I scored a really great opportunity to take half of my gap year and work as a teaching and boarding house assistant in an international school on Jeju Island. Through this I had the chance to travel around Korea a little bit, spending my summer holiday in Busan as well as Chuseok and New Years in Seoul. For most of December I was also able to visit Japan, though anyone who follows me on Instagram will probably be aware of this!
|A nice shot of my and my friend getting excited about temples in Kyoto|
I really am not exaggerating when I say the past six months has been the best time of my entire life. I feel so lucky to have been able to make some of my dreams of travelling to Asia come true at such a young age. I did so many amazing things and met many wonderful people, it'll take a lot of blogging to cover everything! Part of what made the experience so great was being able to work with the best kids, who were so kind-hearted and full of love. It made the long hours and busy schedules totally worthwhile - and made it incredibly hard to leave.
My outlook on my future and where I want to be has also changed a lot, I feel incredibly positive and determined to stay passionate about making my dreams become reality. For this reason, I'm excited to let you all know I will be returning to Korea very soon. This summer, I'm scrapping all the other plans I had for uni and am going to study Korean for a year or two at Yonsei university. I came to realise languages are one of my strengths and biggest passions, and that South Korea is where I want to be right now. So, I'm following my heart and heading back in a few months time.
|Sorry England... but just look at this place!|
If there's anyone who I haven't spoken to for a long time, please send me a comment or a message, I seriously want to catch up with all my old blogger friends (and make new ones too)! ^-^
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