Last May we walked to our favorite Korean BBQ spot (there is a photo in the second slide show). I brought up that we were coming up on the last year of our contract with Seoul Foreign School. We went around the table and each person, for their own reasons, agreed it was time to go home. This was not an easy decisionWe spent last summer sharing our news with family and friends and it was so great.
Now we are going through the less-great task of slowly saying goodbye to this place. While all people we tell completely trust and support or decision I don’t think they fully grasp why we’d choose to leave this rather ideal teaching, learning and living situation. Here is a slide show to give them a peek at why we are feeling drawn home:
I imagine there will also be some people back home that can’t fully understand why this transition might be so challenging for us at times. So, here is a window into what we’re leaving and what we’ll miss so badly next year:
I have always thought that I want to live my life excited about where I’m headed and sad to be leaving where I am. That means the time here was spent well, with good people.