Saturday, July 30, 2005

One down, eleven more to go.

Happy anniversary to me.
Happy anniversary to me.
Happy anniverrrrsarrryyy to meee-eeee.
Happy anniversary to me.

It's my one month anniversary, people. That's cause for a celebration. Or at least cause for taking a moment and asking "where has the time gone??"

Lots of things have happened in this last month. I was knee-shakingly nervous while I waited for my director to return with his car at the airport and when I was thrust into my first class sans preparation, oh and of course when I thought I'd see blood spill on the subway in my first week. I cried when I first spoke to my parents after a brutal day in school and when I mailed a letter and realized I'd miss their birthdays. I laughed so hard I cried numerous times, specifically in a taxi cab ride with a hilarious cabbie and at Outback when the toilet gave me a nice little spritz. I've felt incredibly empowered and independent, venturing into Seoul all alone, leading fun music classes with my kids, leading myself and others through the bustling Japan streets.

I've pondered why I came, regretted it, appreciated it, and speculated as to why I and all the others here did it.

Sitting here right now, one month after flying across the world to Korea, I can't say that I regret a thing. Except that I have to go to work tomorrow.

Happy birthday, Garry.


At July 30, 2005 9:21 p.m. , Blogger Margie said...

Happy Anniversary Jessica!!! I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed your photos and the tales of your adventures in Korea, and now Japan. Just think..... before you know it you'll be On Your Way back to Canada and windering how the time went by so quickly. Enjoy!!!!

At July 30, 2005 9:22 p.m. , Blogger Margie said...

D'Oh!!!! WONDERING even...... sheeeesh. One of these days I really should learn how to type :)

At July 30, 2005 10:44 p.m. , Blogger Shells Bells said...


At July 30, 2005 11:08 p.m. , Blogger TickToo said...

Hey Jessie,

I got your letter yesterday... so it takes a little over a week to mail stuff. Mom and dad were confused by the 100% thrills contained in the letter, but they're on side now. Way to be 1/12th through, that's a big accomplishment. My job contract has been extended until November... so it looks like I'll be staying put, at least for a while. Wish me luck!

Matt and Atta say hello.

At July 31, 2005 6:18 a.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jess, Who is Garry?

At July 31, 2005 7:47 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jess,

Your parents are here now celebrating your mom's birthday and we are reading your blog! I think that you missed your calling. You should be a journalist or writer! It sounds like you are having exciting and interesting experiences. I feel like I can live vicariously through your descriptions of life in Korea! Have fun,

Love, Shari

At August 01, 2005 7:04 a.m. , Blogger Jessica said...

Thanks Margie!!! I'm glad you're enjoying this!!

SSSC, thanks, you too!!

Ricky: Luck!

Mom: Garry is Darcy's daddy.

Shari: Good to see you commenting here! Glad you're enjoying my blog!


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