Thursday, January 12

Thankful Thursday

Remember I started this Thankful Thursday back in December? So far I've only posted once, but I find myself being much more aware of things on a daily basis that I'm thankful for. So for me, it's already serving it's purpose! One big thing that's stuck out over the past few weeks is how thankful I am for the opportunity to travel.  All over this blog you can read about weekend trips I've taken IN Korea, thanks to public transportation being so reasonably priced, as well as accommodations.  I think back to when I was in college, and all the daydreaming I'd do about places I wanted to visit  - but I had to take into consideration a) the income I'd lose by not working during that time and b) the amount of money it'd cost to drive/fly to my desired destination.

Point being my love for traveling isn't new, but having the resources: time and money: to do so is. And I'm so thankful for them! Leigh and I are blessed enough to have a trip to Manila planned the first weekend in March to see his parents, sister, brother-in law, and their 2 children the first weekend in March.  (really excited to meet his parents for the first time) And a 9 day vacation at the end of September to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Can't wait to explore and get a new stamp in my passport!

Thankful that living and teaching in Korea has swung the doors to travel wide open! :)

Tuesday, January 3

Happy 2012

Love these Ladies! Nicci, Christie, Anna, Heather, Tiffan
This New Year's was spent with an amazing group of friends! Some of the girls met early in the afternoon at Christie and Brad's apartment to primp together. The boys (Brad and Leigh) wanted nothing to do with our makeup and curling hair shenanigans, so they opted to play screen golf instead. Despite the bathroom light blowing - Heather, Nicci, Christie, and I managed to get our hair and make up done - with our New Year's 'glam on' we hopped in taxis and went downtown! We had dinner reservations at an Italian restaurant,De Olivia. To our surprise we got the private room upstairs! We indulged on all the pasta, bruschetta, and vino we could handle over dinner. Next stop was a quaint little Indian bar where we treated ourselves to Pomegranate Mojitos for dessert. After mojitos we stopped in at Portobello's for some hookah and a pre-midnight champagne toast. Last stop of the evening was Tilt for a New Year's countdown with all the Pohangsters!

Lovely evening, great company, and lots of laughs!

Oh, almost forgot my New Year's resolutions: instead of quitting things, here are some things I want to KEEP doing: Learning. Loving.Challenging Myself. Growing.Being Thankful. Having New Experiences. If I focus on doing these things - 2012 is sure to be a memorable one.

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