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June 30, 2014 | 07:52pm
Mood: thoughtful

Tomorrow is the first day of July. But that's not what I want to talk about - it's today.

It's strange to think about how fast the year has passed. 1 month ago today I was freaking out about why I hadn't heard back from some of the graduate schools I'd applied to. 2 months ago today I was freaking out about whether or not I'd pass the second selection. 3 months ago today I was freaking out about whether or not I'd pass the first selection. 4 months ago today I was freaking out about whether my documents would arrive in America on time. 5 months ago today I'd started my application. 6 months ago today I was in Paris, France, visiting the Catacombs before going back to my hotel and falling asleep and missing the New Year for the first time in my life, thanks to jetlag.

It's strange to think about how fast the year has passed. Things haven't really changed, have they? I still exercise daily and eat too much to see any real changes in my body, I still study exceedingly large amounts, and I still read a lot. I've lost some friends and gained a couple. Sure, I've received an awesome scholarship and was accepted to a good graduate school, but nothing else in my life seems to be different.

It's strange to think that soon I'll be finished with this job- finished with teaching in Korea, which has been my life for almost 5 years now. I'll be traveling to the USA to visit my family, and maybe South America while I'm at it. Then I'll come back and live in Jeonju and start my new life. Maybe - just maybe - this time next year I'll be living in Seoul, studying Korean Literature as a full-time graduate student. Maybe I won't, maybe I'll still be in Jeonju. It doesn't matter.

It's strange to think that one month from today I'll be two days from being unemployed. Two months from today I'll be at orientation. It's exciting and thrilling and I kind of want to vomit a little.

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