I love Korea. Honestly and truly.
I mean, I'm still settling in considering I've only been here a little over a month, but overall, everything is great.
I have an amazing school, wonderful co-teachers, wonderful fellow teachers who were nice enough to let me join their volleyball team and give my a hobby to look forward to every week, and a very nice place to live.
And yet despite that, I just.....feel odd. I feel as if I'm watching a movie of someone else's life as I live it every day. I'm not quite sure if this is what someone means by culture shock because besides this odd feeling...I'm perfectly fine.
I was much more prepared than my fellow English teacher friends (or rather just acquaintances as a good few are people that I would rather not hang out with) thanks to my knowledge of Korean and Korean culture (not to say that I haven't had my terrible HOLY FUCK I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT TO SAY OR DO moments, but things have been mostly okay) in general, but still. If you go to a new country, you should expect to just go with the flow instead of trying to fight back every second.
Anyway, I don't feel like I've had a huge culture shock kind of moment and I guess that's...okay? Good? IDK, everything and (mostly) everyone I've met has been so incredibly kind and helpful that I haven't had any issues.
And....I don't want to say I'm lonely but...longing? I suppose? It's the only way I can really describe it. I mean, today I was walking home in the rain by myself and the amount of couples or friends sharing umbrellas was adorable and sort of...sad lol. I'm no where near ready nor comfortable enough to even think of having a boyfriend but...I miss just having a close friend to have coffee or dinner with. To play video games with for a night. That kind of stuff.
And I know that part of this is just me being impatient. I've only been here ~6 weeks. Things and friends don't happen overnight. But that fact doesn't really make anything better.
These are just some thoughts that have been stuck in my mind for the past week and I figured that now I have my phone, I need to get back to blogging and such.
I hope you all are well and I'll talk to you soon!