“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and place because you’ll never be this way ever again.”- Anonymous
We have spent two years together and in two days time I will be leaving you to start the next chapter of my life. Right now I am feeling a roller coaster of emotions. I’m sad to leave you because of all the memories I have created with you. I will miss the independence I’ve had here, the people I’ve met, the spontaneous encounters, and even the frustrating cultural clashes that have made for interesting stories later on. But I think more than anything, at this very moment, I am bursting with excitement and anticipation for what’s next. I’m so glad I was able to have this experience and it’s something no one can ever take away from me. I will keep my memories of you with me forever and I will use them to help me as I move on through life. I’ve gained cultural knowledge, patience, independence, and confidence that I can get through any situation. After my time with you I have changed into a better person. I know I will never be able to be this person again, but I will move on and use these experiences to be a better person somewhere else. As I look around my emptied apartment I feel sad to think I will never live here again, but it makes me happy to know that one day I did live in Seoul, South Korea, and it will be a great story to tell my grandchildren. Until next time….