I did it. I wrote a book. Granted, it's more of a novella in size, and granted, I haven't published it. It's barely readable as it is: rushed and fairly two dimensional. BUT I finished it, and in two months to boot. What started out as a fanfiction with less than a chapter turned into … Continue reading What I Learned from Finishing a First Draft
In the end, I think that book, or at least the way younger me took it, really damaged me. I've struggled my entire life thinking about life and God in the context of this book, in the ideas it espouses. This specifically is what a good Christian girl or woman should be like and if it's not that, boys don't want you. You're not doing it right.
We're the ones really tearing ourselves apart. But the labels are a big part of how we're doing that.
I've been on both sides: the person who wants desperately to be friends and the person who would really rather be left alone. So what do you do when your boundaries are being crossed?
Life is confusing. It's a mess of gray spaces and forks in the road. And we have all kinds of people and sources telling us how we should live! Even if we believe in Jesus and the Bible or other religious teachings, the number of ways to interpret what we read is endless. Signposts point … Continue reading The Best Advice I Ever Received Part 1
A poem about Cherry Blossoms at the end of the season. The preface to an English and Korean-learning story book I'm working on.
Instead of writing up all of these things, I thought I'd shared the blogs, sites and Facebook groups that have helped me throughout my time in Korea. So here are a few! Feel free to comment with your own suggestions. Websites and blogs Hi Expat This website is more for common sense problems, like questions … Continue reading Useful Sites & Groups for Expats in Korea
Learning about Korea and calligraphy from artist Lee Hong Jae, a big personality with a soft heart.
Seven ways I finally realized I'm probably an enneagram type 6.
I'm not a good Christian woman. At least not based on the narrow sliver of definition "Christian woman" is given in many churches, communities and conversations that I've largely been a part of throughout my life. Now and throughout my teenage and young adult years, I've always felt like a "different kind of Christian." I … Continue reading This blog…