A Christmas Letter for You


A letter for you

Merry Christmas to my friends in Korea and to my friends and family in the other side of the world. Being in Korea during this time of the year is always the hardest. Since Halloween actually you start noticing the separation between here and America far more than before. This holiday seems to be made for couples here. Not really a family holiday, and so during this time I find myself recalling moments with family and friends back home. Life abroad doesn’t seem as dazzling without the loved ones. So thank you to you that have reached out to me and reminded me of home. I love you and thank you for these moments. 

To the friends here in Korea, thank you for making this time as special as possible. Us expats have to stick together haha. So thank you for the convos, the homemade cookies, the homemade mac and cheese, the salsa dancing, and the little trees we stuff into our small apartments to remind us of home . 

Even though I am far, I think of you all often. I wish you health and happiness this new year, and a bit more hope. We all need it right? In a world where it is easy to get lost with the every day, I hope that we take a moment to stop and take a deep breath and appreciate what we have and what we can give. There’s no day but today.