Friday, August 19, 2011

Wrapping up

We're back in the States bringing our Korea adventure to a final close. Of course we'll be back for visits, but unless life throws us a huge curveball, we don't plan to live there again.

So we've spent the last couple weeks in Korea saying goodbyes and see you soon's to friends and family. As the final piece of closure, I finally got the answers I sought to questions surrounding my adoption and my family's history.

It's a bittersweet feeling. When I first returned to St. Louis, everything just seemed so quiet and dead. But then, we could walk without dodging people everywhere, can drive anywhere in 30 minutes or less, and the air is just so fresh. Just hanging out in our parents' neighborhood alone, we ran into or saw several people we knew. That sense of community just doesn't exist in Seoul, the city of faceless people. I will miss the people, the excitement, and the food of Seoul for sure, but it's time to re-start our lives in the States.

Obviously, a bit part of starting our lives is launching the Dino Bebe branch. Right now, we're in limbo waiting for my brother to send us the clothes from China.

So that's where we are now. We're back in St. Louis and attempting to re-create a life here. I guess this post marks the end of this blog, as it was created to chronicle our lives abroad and I'm not sure what use it will hold now that I'm back in the States. Thanks for whoever followed us out there. It really was quite a ride and I can honestly say I have zero regrets.

I have no idea whether or not I'm going to miss having a place to throw my thoughts and if I do, I'll update this blog with my new blog site. But that's a big maybe. I was never very good at keeping up with this blog when I was abroad experiencing new things all the time. I'm not sure how interesting my normal life will be or what there will be to talk about.

But for now, 여러분 제브러그를 읽어줘서 감사하고 앞으로 건강하고 행복하게 사세요.
(Thanks for reading our blog and in the future, I wish you good health and a happy life.)


Jane said...

Glad you made it back safely. I have enjoyed reading all about your adventures in Korea. Good luck with your new venture

Aunt Carol said...

Kim and Mark, I am so glad you have safely returned -- and am eager to see you!!!! I thank you for taking us along with you (through your blog) on this incredible journey. I feel I have learned so much about Korea through your experiences. Whatever the future holds for you, I am confident that you will greet it with courage, enthusiasm, a spirit of adventure, and quiet confidence! Blessings to you both!

Blog- The New Black said...

oh Kim... reading this was bittersweet. I'm glad you're home and starting your new adventure. I look forward to hearing about it on a new blog and in real life. With you home, even my Korean chapter is now closed- you and Mark were my last true connection there. I hope to see you very soon! NN

Mom (J) said...

I am so glad you are home, but I am going to miss my daily trip to this blog site.

pitchfest said...

I enjoyed the ride! Good luck with the next chapter in your lives...