Following a seemingly vapid existence of pointless high school torment, debt-inducing college education, and sporadic traveling, I moved to Seoul in 2008 and found a few of the missing pieces. I teach English to pay the bills, joined the growing minority that still believes in God, actively pursue Korean music and language, and think I'll be happy here for awhile longer. In the abstract, I'm worrisome, erratic, independent, impatient, and reflective. I have difficulty accepting mediocrity, yet despite the ambition to better myself, remain hopelessly unmotivated. Though I may display a facade of maturity, I'm still stumbling through proverbial potholes. I'll never know where I'll be in the next ten years, and I'm still not sure whether that frightens or fascinates me.
"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." Hebrews 12:11
"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life..." Philippians 2: 12-16