Since I recently wrote a post about the five reasons I’m excited to move to America here, I thought it would be nice to write about five things that I’ll miss about the place that has been my home for the last 5 years.
There is definitely more than five things that I’ll miss but I’ll try to narrow it down to five. I’m sure there’ll be so many more once I actually leave the country.
So here it goes:
1. The Food
Oh man, I feel like my body knows that I’m leaving soon because I’m having constant cravings for Korean food! I think my diet has gone out the window while I try to enjoy as much of my favorite Korean foods before we leave.
I’m an emotional person and no matter how strong I’ll try to be, I know that I’ll be a blubbering mess on my last day of school. I’ve had some hard times in Korea but no matter what, I go to school and my kids make me feel better. They make me laugh so much each day, I’ll miss being greeted by their smiling faces and making it my mission to make them laugh.
Yes, life can get stressful when living in a foreign country but having such a fun easy going job definitely makes up for that. I get to work shorter hours, have longer vacations and better benefits than I’ve ever had in my life (and probably ever will). I have never had to live pay check to pay check while living here which is something that I’m very grateful for.
They are everywhere here! Korea is about 70% mountains so you are probably never more than 30 minutes away from a mountain here. I have a mountain directly across from my apartment and a few more in every other direction. I’ll miss the beautiful layers upon layers of mountains that Korea has. Luckily, I’ll hopefully be moving to Colorado which is famous for their Rocky Mountains.
Okay, this is a strange one. I met and fell in love with Jason here in Korea, all of our firsts are here in Korea and this is where he proposed to me. I also met my adorable puppy here too.
I’ll miss the fact that we’ll never get to go to any of our first places once we leave here. I have so many beautiful memories from Korea and I’m hoping that I’ll remember them forever.
How about you?
Is there anything that you’d add to this list?