But now we figured it was about time to tell you where we are now, and how we got there since our last blog post. Well, actually that would take too long, so here's a quick summary of January 2012 to September 2012:
We loved Korea! We traveled around it and had kinds of adventures. We enjoyed teaching those darn cute kids, and wish we were still there. To see some videos of our adventures, CLICK HERE. Otherwise, keep reading...
That didn't take as long as I expected. Anyway, our last day of school came. Emily and I cried, a lot. (There will be a blog post about that story later.) But then we set out on our wonderful trip to Europe.
It was amazing. We traveled through Italy, France, England, and then took a cruise, stopping in Spain and the Azores. Here are some pictures:
Emily at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The two of us in Florence in front of the Duomo.
Emily in front of the Colosseum.
In short, the trip was amazing. It spanned over 4 weeks where we experienced things we thought we would never see.
Since then, we have spent time with family and took a job in Omaha working with youth in a home. We live with five teenage boys. I'm not going to lie. It's rough. And it's a big change from living in Korea.
I Korea, if we had tough kids, it made our day difficult. Here, if we have a difficult day, you spend hours and hours with a kid cussing at you, calling you all kinds of names. It's a very interesting environment to live in. Can't say we've made the best choice in the world. Actually, the longer we are here, the more we wish we were back in Korea.
It will take a lot to go back. We'd have to go through the whole process of getting our FBI checks and then the process of actually finding jobs over there with the uncertainty of getting a job/apartment that we could enjoy. There are a few gambles of going back, but I think we would be even more prepared to go this time than the first time. We would know what to look for.
We miss the videos. We miss the adventure. We miss the life.
We miss Korea.
Are we going back? Time will tell. Personally, I hope so. Emily does too. There's just a lot to consider.
But don't worry. We have more stories to tell, and we will be sure to write it all down and let you read them if you want. We'll try not to make it a year before we make another post.
If you're interested in seeing any of our videos about Europe, you can check out the videos below.
If you want to see our farewell video to Korea, it's video #5 at the bottom of the post.
When In Rome
When In Rome Part 2