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Adventures in Disordered Eating

11/02/2021

At first, I was good. Walking excessively in Busan wearing my tourist shoes meant that I had little care about what I was eating nor the amount. But as the weeks came and went, that little person inside of me that whispered eat, eat, eat managed to take over. So I gave in. I ate bread - a huge trigger food for me. I laid in bed, defeated,…

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Travel far enough, you meet yourself.

09/01/2021

When I was younger, I was obsessed with everything that wasn't my immediate reality. Like most children, I dreamt of finding fairy circles deep in the woods, waking up one morning to find a letter on my desk inviting me to learn magic at some school far far away, or coming across a dragon egg while playing hide-and-seek on my friend's ranch. I even redecorated and painted my…

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Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Korea: Part I

21/08/2020

Perhaps most frustrating has been forgetting words completely. Because I use about half of the English I used to use before I moved, a lot of those bigger complicated SAT words have completely slipped from my mind. The other day I was trying to remember the word "conspire" and ended up blabbering through a definition of the word before a student corrected me. A lot of my Google…

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Dating Red Flags in Korea

08/06/2019

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. …

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5 Apps You Need Before You Visit Korea

21/02/2019

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.…

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Health-Conscious Tips for Living in Korea

11/06/2018

Some of these things can apply to other Asian countries, but of course, I've only ever lived in South Korea, so this is specific to my own experience. Most of these are things that I have yet to see any other article or blog mention, and I tried to highlight at least a few really important things to keep in mind, especially because most of these can affect…

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Things I Miss and Don’t Miss About America

28/02/2018

It’s Wednesday morning; pouring outside – currently, has been, and will be the rest of the day. Despite this, I’m feeling oddly refreshed, a telling sign that spring is just around the corner, bringing with it more bearable temperatures and longer days. Now that the sun has decided to become a more frequent visitor in my life here on this little island, I’m beginning to remember what I…

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7 Things to Know Before Coming to Korea

11/12/2017

Thinking about spending some time on vacation in Korea or deciding on whether you want to take the plunge, pack up, and move here? I’ve been living in Korea for about six months now, and have started a list (which I will eventually end up adding to, as I’m still thinking of little things as I type this) of specific things you need to know before you come…

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In Transition

17/06/2017

There was a period of time where I was floating, drifting around in a space that felt neither tangible nor particularly empty. It was an in-between; a break in reality where a small piece of me managed to slip through into this place that was reminiscent of something more dream-like than anything else I've ever experienced: It was a Saturday morning on the patio of your favorite coffee…