Lola O.
That's my motto for 2010. I've never been the resolution type, so I just want to have positive change in myself, my life, and my environment for 2010. Here are some of those  positive changes I look forward to in 2010. These are day by day, bit by bit things for me...

Great Health: I learned a lot in 2009 about how fragile life is and I want to take that knowledge into 2010 and do everything in my power to be and stay healthy.

Seoul 2010: The second most important change in my life. This one is long overdue but I am just so excited to go to Seoul and have new experiences, learn more about Korean culture and Hangul, teach, and just live on my own as my own person.

*Growth*: For some reason I feel like 2010 is my year to shine. To do things I haven't done before, stretch myself in different directions, discover more and more about what I want in my life, but mostly just a year of positive growth into adulthood. 2010 is my season to bloom. It will be a year of independence, challenges, discover, and plenty of mistakes. I'm looking forward to starting this new chapter in my life and seeing where it leads me.

Personal: All of those things lead up to positive change on a personal level. 2010 is a year of transitions for me. I'm going from the very sheltered life I lead to throwing myself into a new country filled with it own challenges. That alone is going to stretch and change me in a lot of ways. My positive change for 2010 is to take it all in with an open mind and heart, and not let myself get lost in the details. I've always been a deep thinker, and in 2010 to give my mind a rest and just enjoy each moment for what it is, without delving too deep into what it means at that particular moment. Have no idea if that makes sense to you, but that is where I am coming from.

All in all, whatever I do, wherever I go, and whoever I meet, I always want to stay true to myself and not let anyone overshadow who I am and what I want to do with my life. After all this is my life, and I have every right to live the life I have imagined.

February could not get here soon enough. I am starting to have than antsy feeling of waiting again. I want to make the most of my time here, so I have few regrets when I leave. My sister is coming into town for a week on Monday. Since this will be the last time I will see here till she comes to visit me in August I plan to make the most of the week and create fun memories till we can make even better ones.

Besides that January is looking to be a pretty boring month, with lots and lots of free time (which mean I should study Korean more) for me. I guess I can catch up on all the Asian dramas sitting on my External HD.

I'm looking forward to this year with faith, hope, and a big smile for what is ahead. 2010 is going to be a year to remember for all the right reasons.

Be Blessed,
~Lola O.~
2 Responses
  1. seoulmusings Says:

    When it comes to coming to Korea this is what I learned. I was originally going to come August 2008 but it kept getting pushed & pushed until I barely made it here August 2009. As I'm sure you understand very well, it was so frustrating seeing Korea slip past me again & again. But a few months after being here I am so beyond grateful that I came when I did. Of course I may have had an amazing experience and made fabulous memories if I had come in August 2008 or March 2009.. but after meeting the people I've met here and working with the people I work with.. I can't imagine having come before August 2009. Then I wouldn't have met the people I met at orientation (and the people I've met because of them) and I wouldn't be at the school I'm at (I'm their first NSET). I've really come to believe that things happen for a reason. All the craziness you get put through, all the misery, stress, heartache.. in the end you might actually look back on it and say.. thank God that all happened or I wouldn't be where I'm at right now.

    Wishing you the best of luck in 2010 and beyond and I can't wait to see what your experiences here in Korea will be like! I hope you have an even more amazing time than I've been having. It'll be the time of your life! My attempts at blogging have failed but do let me know when you're here. I'd love to meet you in person!

  2. Lola O. Says:

    I always check your blog for updates, but I saw that you decided to go a hiatus. I would definitely love to meet you in person when I get to Seoul.

    Everything does happen for a reason. In that moment you don't really understand it, but after it makes sense. I truly believe that I was still needed here, and that 2010 will be my year for me to shine.

    I know that when I finally do get to Seoul it will be the right time for me, and I will have amazing experiences.

    I wish you the best of luck too in 2010, and thanks for making me remember that the everything happens for a reason.