Red Bean Frappuccino with a Side of Nostalgia

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I can’t believe that in just two months I will have lived in the United States for a year. It seems so crazy, because South Korea and Japan still seem like they happened yesterday. I was so sick to go back when I moved back to Indiana I really thought about applying to teach again in Seoul just so I could get my fix again. In the end, I stuck it out. I still miss it like crazy, just not as constantly as before. When I see my friends posting about their adventures online, I still get that twinge of longing. I truly think that Seoul and Okayama were some of the best times of my life. Everything just went together so well! I met some amazing people, saw things that went above and beyond anything that I knew before. In a word… it was just priceless. Travel really does change you. [Read more…]

My Father’s Habit

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My Dad and I haven’t always had the best relationship. After a rocky start in childhood, we all finally came around when I was in high school. While my younger sister welcomed his entrance back into our lives, I wasn’t so sure. We had had on and off interaction since my parents had divorced when I was four, and it was hard on everyone. There were a lot of broken promises and missed opportunities. Now that I’m older, I understand a little bit more from his perspective at that time… he had gotten a divorce when he didn’t want one, and couldn’t let go of that hurt. How he handled it wasn’t right, but it still happened. My Mom and Dad were stuck in a weird battle that us kids unfortunately got stuck in.

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