At the urging of several friends over several months I have finally decided to do a bit of research and see what blogging is all about. I suppose at this point it is largely to record the daily goings-on of the next segment of my life, which will be lived out in South Korea. I also suppose that my political, social and art-based rants will likely find their way to these pages, since this blog is likely to represent a cross-section of my stream of consciousness, and those matters are often in my consciousness. So if you want to read these pages, you’ve been warned. 😀
But by all means, feel free to join the dialogue. I always prefer people have an opinion, even if it counters mine, than none at all.
For the most part, the purpose of this blog will be to record and report my life abroad for family and friends who might wonder what I’m up to. It will log my life as an ex-patriot and seeker of new inspiration. So let me declare the purpose of my departure:
-To experience living in a culture that is not my own; to remove most of my usual comforts and to shake the feeling of habitual living.
-To seek inspiration for, and begin to write the two new projects I have been outlining in my head for the last year.
-To begin a new career as a teacher.
Currently I am sitting in my mother’s loft in Nanaimo, British Columbia and will depart for Seoul, South Korea in a couple of days. We will receive ten days of training and orientation and from there we will go to our new home on the island of Jeju-do, where this next chapter will begin.