I wished, beyond anything, that this body I was confined to could be as easy to leave as anything else in my life. I felt that I was at a loss to win, and this inability to render my control left me as lonely as ever. I felt lonely especially because I couldn’t talk to anybody about it. If I tried I was met with rolling eyes and misunderstandings – you are beautiful, you are skinny, you are perfect the way you are – but every time I saw myself the reflection that looked back at me watched me with disdain, and worse still, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was never, and would never be enough for myself.
The myth of childhood told me that when I got older, I would innately gain some kind of understanding about the world that would allow me to move forward both productively and confidently.
Dating is difficult, and dating in Korea is no different – especially as a foreigner. Considering the language and cultural barriers, there are still some things that you have to be on the lookout for in a potential partner.
Whether you’re looking for a new show to watch or are interested in delving into the often too dramatic and overly romanticized world of K-dramas, I have the list of the one’s worth wasting time on.
It’s always good to do some research before traveling to another country, and part of that process involves figuring out how you’re going to navigate while there. As intimidating as it may seem, I’ve narrowed down five applications outside of the common Google scope that will make things easier if you’re planning on visiting South Korea.
She and I will go on dates masquerading as friends and confess the things we save for falling stars. I am enamored with leaving our hometown, and the more I speak to such a life, such possibilities, the more I witness the image I saved for her unravel across from me. I will receive an acceptance letter in the mail. I will leave. I will never see her again.
In the spirit of insomnia and too much caffeine after 10 pm (learn from me), instead of continuing to binge … Read More “Another Year (or so) in Review: Tomorrow, Today”
I had this list in my head, it went something like: acceptance of others, meditation – things of that nature. It was a very easy-going new year’s resolution list straight out of a women’s magazine – nothing too crazy, nothing too “Eat, Pray, Love.” But as I’m sitting here at my desk staring at this candle that has the phrase “Love Heals Every Body” printed across the front, in all capital, all assaulting, all very, in-your-face letters, I’ve narrowed my list down to one thing. One aspiration. One dear-God please grow up now or I’m throwing the towel in: Stop looking for validation from men.