Oh hey there, Tumblr folks. I’m just popping in to say hello after months of total silence (aside from the cat GIFs, obviously).
The other night I went back and re-read every single one of my Tumblr posts, beginning in spring 2011. What a stunning transition from bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when I first arrived in Korea, loving everyone and everything, to ranting bitter hag when I left Korea in April. I remember feeling a bit like I had been chewed up and spit out after my three years there. Only now, three months back in the U.S. and three months into unemployment, do I have a more balanced point of view.
Being unemployed for a good length of time tends to make a person re-evaluate a lot of things (and of course experience fairly regular bouts of crippling self-doubt, ahem). But yes, lots of introspection and re-evaluation. Though I left Korea feeling more disillusioned than I would have liked, I don’t for a minute regret spending those three years there. Coming home has made me more and more grateful for that time.
Anyway, all of this to say that I am in the process of starting a blog (not on Tumblr). So if you’ve enjoyed reading my rambling thoughts over the past few years, you will probably enjoy the blog. (Except there will be less bitching about Korean companies and appalling roommates. Equal amounts of cat photos.)
Stay tuned for details. I’m looking to get things rolling sometime in November/December. The first 100 subscribers will be entered for the chance to win a limited edition Swarovski iPhone 6 case, a gift basket containing every pumpkin product ever made by Trader Joe’s, and an eight-week-old shar-pei puppy shipped directly from China.
Just kidding. No shar-peis. But I can offer you something better: the real, unadulterated writing of someone who is 29, unemployed, and living with her mother.
Alright so who’s in?