Monday, April 28, 2008

Its Really Happening

So today I purchased my plane ticket... I am flying to Japan and from Japan flying to Korea. This is the real deal, and I am slightly freaked out about it. But its time for a change and I think that this will be a great opportunity to grow and learn, and have an adventure. I do really love adventures. :-)

Sunday, April 27, 2008


I am a little anxious about getting my visas on time, so that I can go to Korea when I am suppose to. I don't forsee any issues with my paperwork-- so right now its just the waiting game.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Taking a Break

Hello Readers--
I am working on packing up my apartment so that my things can be put in storage in my old room at my parents' house. I am not a huge fan of packing and have currently hit a packing plateau. I will have to go and purchase more boxes and tape and stuff, so that everything can be found upon my return... Woe is packing I am going to go hang out with friends and my boyfriend instead.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

So The Packing Continues

I know that to be able to go anywhere out of town it is imperative that you pack. I personally hate packing, I find it tedious, frusturating and it is necessary to make a lot of decisions.... and this is just for going somewhere in Minnesota or maybe on vacation... but packing for South Korea is way more stressful.

The packing that I have done is minimal, but at least its a start!

I have my movies packed to bring to my parents house, and I have sorted through my clean clothes about what is going to be going with me, and what will be staying at my parents house, and what should be gotten rid of!!! Thats something right? For me, getting rid of things is really hard, I am definitely a pack rat and am not looking forward to going through my stuff at my parents houseto decide what needs to be boxed, thrown, or donated... :-(
This is almost 23 years worth of stuff... OH MYGOODNESS!!! After getting my laundry done, its going to be time to go through that stuff as well, and decide where my clothing's fate is...

What makes it so difficult to get rid of things are all of the memories connected to things... An example of this is my khaki mini skirt... its not overly scandalous just shorter than what I would normally wear. But I bought my freshmen year of college while shopping in sioux falls with two of my best friends because i needed to be more adventurous... I have worn it my first couple of times out to house parties at my current university, and I wore before I spilled ice cream all over on my "first date" with my boyfriend (who is very relax about my klutziness, and is absolutely amazing). So its really hard to get rid of-- I know its just a skirt, but its my "just a skirt".

Friday, April 18, 2008

Preparing To Move

Greetings All--

So its quite possible that some of you have heard rumours that I am moving overseas or at least contemplating moving overseas. Depending upon what you heard you are probably mostly right.
I am in the process of moving to South Korea and my flight will be moving in less than a month. I have accepted a position teaching English at a Language Institute. I have mixed feelings about it... I am really excited about it-- it is definitely an experience of a lifetime, but I have never been this far from home before and have never had to pack up everything to move half way around the world. I will meet new friends, familarize myself with a new neighborhood, and learn more about myself and my culture but I will still miss my family and friends here in the United States. But alas I need to make a packing plan and all of that fun stuff and start trying to get all of the documentation I could every possibly need. :-)

That's all I have for now!
Miss Bookworm

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Hello World! I know that I haven't been around much but I have been busy and will be catching everyone up soon.