As of today, I’ve officially been in Korea for two months! It feels like I just got here.
The past week has been a little difficult, especially since Halloween is just around the corner. It’s weird not to see the leaves changing color, or going apple picking, or pumpkin picking, or sitting around drinking cider. Autumn is my absolute favorite season, and I feel like I’ve taken these things for granted.
It’s still 70 degrees during the day here. The leaves are still green. The pumpkins here are more like plain old squash. It frustrates me because there’s a feeling I always get this time of year and I’m not feeling it.
I miss my mom. She’s in Greece doing Greek things. I miss my friends, although I do try and talk to them on messenger as much as possible. And I spent a long time Skyping with Razor last night, which really cheered me up! It’s not the same, though. I want to see my friends and hug them, and go for coffee, and go for long drives late at night while we sing silly songs.
I’m adjusting, though. I’m glad I finally got to meet Hannah. It’s nice to have one girl friend here who I can talk to on the phone.
One of the teachers who lived here before me left behind a glittery Styrofoam pumpkin, which I have prominently placed on the table in my apartment. It helps.
Also, I get to dress up for a Halloween party at work on Friday and I am going to a party at one of the expat bars on Saturday. It should be fun. I went out and bought some costume pieces yesterday!
My Saturday morning/afternoon will almost certainly consist of watching Hocus Pocus and whatever other Halloween movies I can find online, eating chocolate and other junk food, and doing fun makeup!