Thursday, August 1, 2013

I'm going to pack my things and go...

I have officially and (mostly) unbegrudgingly have decided that I will not renew my contract in Korea.

I officially have 3 months left on said contract, and have now also officially been in Korea for 21 months! (Technically, my Koreaversary was the 29th, but my contract actually started on November 1st, 2011.)

Shit, that's a long time... so I have some bad news (I suppose that is good news for some of y'all.)

Sometimes I feel I've got away 
I've got to...get away 

Yep, it is time to pack my things and go
...I'll let Soft Shell take it from here....

Tainted Love might be asking yourself, just like a double rainbow, what does it mean? For the moment, I have no specific answers.  My plan is to trek around Southeast Asia, something along the lines of this...

(click on image to enlarge)

Here is my rough draft of a route through Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand....and then hopefully on down through Malaysia and Singapore... then over to Australia & New Zealand if I can swing it.  (I did have a nice zoomable map with info when you clicked on the little icons, but Google and I are currently having a fight... I'm sure Google will win but for now you are getting a screenshot of what I've worked on for hours now, which is essentially unshareable/embedable.  So take that Google, screenshot...ha!)  

But yay southeast Asia!

And after that... I'm still undecided, but I do have some exciting ideas.

For now, it is time for some unfamiliar paths.... so excited!  (Except for the packing part... I HATE HATE hate packing.)  

Don’t be afraid to take an unfamiliar path, sometimes they’re the ones that take you to the best places.

Love you all!

Hugs & Kisses,

P.S. Initially, I had planned to stay an extra 4 to 6 months to coincide my departure with the end of the second semester at the end of February (or stay until end of April to make it an even 6 months for contract purposes.)  However, it became quite obvious that I would have to jeopardize some things to make that come to fruition.  Tainted love, amirite?

P.P.S. I really am happy with my decision.... mostly... I promise!

P.P.P.S. I made the above quote image... can you guess where I took the picture?

P. P.P.P.S. I don't really have anything more to say, but that last sentence seemed like an odd place to end.


Rita Kiwi NZ said...

Hi Liz,

I love your post and glad you are happy with your decision. It will be super amazing to see you again in NZ, if not ill swing over to Aussie to see you.!!! talk soon xx

lizintranslation said...

Thanks Rita! I'm super happy to see you too! I actually am glad I'm being forced out of my comfort zone a bit. xo

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