Sunday, August 2, 2009
Life After Korea (is pretty good)
August. I've been back for six months now. Half a year! I can safely say that I'm fully re-integrated in my Montreal life now, even though I still miss living abroad. Those last six months have been the most difficult transition ever- I wish someone had warned me that the whole challenge of living abroad comes after, and not so much during. But I survived, and here I am, a bit older and much wiser. Still figuring out what I'm doing here, and what I want to do next. Getting a taste of Asia and living abroad has left me wanting more, more, more. Like eating a cupcake.
And what seemed like a gloomy, sad summer turned out to be one of the best so far: new friends, road trips, visits to old friends. Re-discovering Montreal, and being a tourist in my own city. Montreal is just the best in the summer. And so is Toronto. Yes, I adore Toronto! Not only is it big and stylish, but it's also home to one of my dearest friends.
Life back home has been completely different from what I had expected. Maybe worse, maybe better. I'm not sure yet. But I think it's for the best. What I know is, I've been having a blast in the past few weeks, and it really feels like summer...