Lola O.
I'm in a REALLY good mood right now. I woke up this morning, and when I was about to open my door I saw this fedex package (I guess my Grandma signed for it, and slipped it under my door). The funny part was that I had been talking to my sister about how the NOA package should be here by 10:30 AM, and while we were still talking I looked down and there it was. It was a nice way to start my day.

I filled out the visa application form and mailed it out this afternoon. So hopefully I will get my passport/visa no later than Saturday, and will book my flight next week. I'm smiling and laughing because five months ago I was so miserable wondering how I would get through six more months of waiting to leave for Seoul, but I made it through it, and these five months have been an unexpected blessing. I had more time with my family and friends, and I have grown and learned a lot about myself over the past five months. It wasn't easy, but I just feel like August wasn't my time to leave yet. There were still things I needed to do, experience, and learn for myself.

Next week is by God's grace my final checkup with my GI doctor before leaving for Seoul. I had to do some lab work today (waited almost an hour before they did the tests), so I will find out the results next week, and hopefully they will be much improved so I don't have to keep taking the Iron Glucose medication when I am in Seoul. I told myself 2010 is my year of GREAT health, and I am going to do my part to make that happen!

I'm pretty much all packed, since I never unpacked in the first place. All I have left in the month ahead is spending time with the important people in my life so we can have memories to make the year apart not seem as long. I am not anxious or nervous about going to Seoul this time around, because I just feel like a positive attitude and some serious determination will make things a lot easier on me than worrying about the details.

So, cheers to 31 more days left before I get on that plane and start my Seoul journey!!!

Be Blessed,
~Lola O.~
7 Responses
  1. Sarah Says:

    I stumbled across your blog while looking for information to Korea. I'll be heading off to study at SNU in 27 more days. (:
    I hope everything goes well for you! ^^ I can't wait to be in Seoul.

  2. Lola O. Says:

    Thanks Sarah, I can't wait either. Have a safe journey there!!!

  3. Ray Says:

    Hey there! I already commented on your other blog and then I stumbled upon this one! I love your layout! Thanks for the blog comment. I'd love to answer any questions if you need any help.

    Where in Seoul are you going to be living? Are you going to be teaching? If so, where? Just curious! Anyways, happy "hump" day!

  4. Lola O. Says:

    Thanks Ray, I don't know yet where in Seoul I will be living, but I will be teaching for SMOE.

  5. YAY! So exciting! I'm excited for you! when you find out your area let me know!! ^^ I'll plan the way to get to you and we can hang out!


  6. Anonymous Says:

    I can literally 'see' your excitement in this post.(Can almost picture you jumping up and down with that FedEx package in your hands hehe )I feel so happy for you.:-)Stay healthy and take care.:-)And don't forget to take something with you that reminds you of home.The thing that gave me the most comfort when I was homesick the first time I stayed away from my family was a small photo album with pics of family and friends.:-)Any ways, here's wishing that you stay so busy in Seoul that you don't have time to be homesick hehe.:-)


  7. Lola O. Says:

    I will for sure let you know Gabi, I look forward to finally meeting you in person.

    I was totally jumping up and down and grinning like a crazy person. Thanks for all the well wishes, and I packed A LOT of photos to make a wall collage like I did in college so that my family and friends are right there with me!!!