UNPACKED

Notes, drawings, and pieces of the past hanging on a wall in South Korea.

Usually I make myself feel at home wherever I go. But, it's taken me a long time to fully settle into my studio apartment in Korea.

It’s not because I haven’t felt at home here. I’ve actually felt very at home since the day I arrived. It’s because the past several months have been an absolute whirlwind. This week has been a welcomed calm before the storm that will be English Camp 2012 (beginning next week).

For years I’ve carried with me a special album full of mementos from all my travels. It's literally been around the world and back, and has filled up quickly. Only recently has the book begun to burst at the seams with quotes, photos, wrappers and other miscellaneous memories I’ve tucked away. It's time to upgrade to a bigger scrapbook.

In the process of transferring my collection, I decided to hang everything all over my apartment. Photos of many loved ones surround me now, and nostalgia wakes me with the morning light. I don’t remember the last time I felt so unpacked.

Many of you have made the wall. In some way, shape or form. I’m thankful for your continued presence in my life. Even if you’re not physically present. Please know you're constantly on my mind, and in my heart.

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