I think the two years I lived in Korea were the first (and perhaps only) time in my life when I felt financially secure. In the two years between my father's death, and my departure for Korea, I needed to help support my family. We lived paycheck to paycheck, and I have never tried … Continue reading Money Can’t Buy Happiness?
I love to sing. I sang in choir when I was in high school. But I didn’t like being in my school’s choir. It was a rather notorious organisation – infamous for the fact that once one joined, one was unable to leave. It wasn’t until my final year at school that we were allowed – … Continue reading Reality Hits: When the Elation of Returning Home Starts to Wear Off
Was it worth it? People don't ask this as often as they tell me that I've changed, but if I'm honest, I think this is a much more valuable and interesting question. It requires insight, and perspective that I might not have this early into my return home. It's also a question I've been considering … Continue reading “Was it worth it?”: of Value and Regret
You’ve changed. People are fond of telling me this – so fond of reminding me that Heather-of-five-plus-years-ago would not have said/done/thought/dressed as I do now. As an observation, this is a harmless sentiment. People change. I too have noted how my friends have become different from who they once were, and been surprised by who … Continue reading “You’ve Changed”: On Coming Home and Facing the Accusation of Change