Friday, June 22, 2012

Three years away

The further one goes, the less one knows.Lao-tzu

Three years ago today, I left the USA and moved to Germany, which is where I lived for 2.5 years before moving to Seoul this past February.  This anniversary marks not only three years since I've left the US, but also three years since I graduated university and three years since David and I ended the long-distance part of our relationship. 

Despite all the changes that have taken place the last three years, one constant has been my partner David, who has absorbed all these challenges with me day by day in both Germany and Korea. So even though I've been away from the US, it also feels like I can say I've been home for three years now, being able to be closer to my now-husband, getting to know him better and living a more 'normal' day to day life with him.

Originally, I thought a weekend trip to Busan would be the best way to celebrate the occasion, but as the date drew nearer, I realized it wasn't more travel that I desired.  There is actually very little I need right now to feel content.  So, this weekend will be a normal one, or as normal as life abroad can be.  We're planning on hitting up the Seoul International Book Fair at the Coex and Sunday will be a Korean soccer match at the World Cup Stadium (tickets courtesy of the art teacher) and celebrating here in Seoul.

..:*끝, Ende, the End*:..

Sweaty at the top of Jirisan Mountain, the second tallest mountain in South Korea.


  1. beautiful article! I hope all is okay in South Korea. I really miss you! Anna

  2. Anna! thanks for the comment! I miss you all in Nuernberg! I hope you guys are doing well :)

  3. Everything is really fine, if you come back for a visit please give us a call!!

  4. Hi Diana, Sorry I haven't been to your blog in a while. Just caught up on a few posts. I liked this one a lot. I know what you mean about having someone feel like home rather than somewhere. I can relate ;) I'm happy for you! Hope you are doing well (looks like you are!) <3