It is amazing to me how much Korea feels normal to me now. When we first got here, I was acutely aware of everything. I couldn’t get over the fact we had to take our shoes off and slip into slippers for work. I didn’t know how I was going to ever fall in love with kimchi. I stressed over my coffee supply, or lack thereof. Adults stared, children waved and I couldn’t help but feel naked everytime I found myself in front of their wandering eyes.
Now, I am not sure what life is going to be like without Korea. Hopefully, we will be able to keep Korea as part of our lives either while in the country or from abroad. The people and the culture have undoubtedly made a mark on our hearts.
So if you are reading this and thinking about teaching in Korea, go for it. Just remember to keep your eyes, mind and heart wide open. I promise it will soon feel just like home.