A Final Farewell

Jeju City, South Korea
33.499621300000, 126.531188400000
Journal Entry:

The time that I have left living in South Korea is fading fast. I will leave Jeju Island and return to the United States in July. When I made the decision to live in a foreign country, I was scared. I didn't know what to expect in South Korea. I anticipated that there would be a lot of challenges because when I moved here I spoke very little Korean. Now that my time in South Korea is almost over, I am so happy that I chose to live here.

I learned a lot about myself and others while I lived in South Korea. I learned that music is very important to me, which is why I always went to the open mic concerts at the restaurant down the street. On Jeju Island, I learned that I am not a picky eater. I have eaten many things that I couldn't even identify before trying! Almost everything that I ate was delicious, though. The people of Jeju Island were always so excited when they offered me food and I ate it. In addition to the food and music, I will miss being so close to beautiful beaches, forests and waterfalls. The environment on Jeju Island is quite beautiful, and unlike many places in the United States.

Living on Jeju Island was not always completely amazing, though. Being away from my family and friends in the United States was tough.