I once heard Paulo Coelho say in an interview that the idea of marrying the “same person” for the rest of our lives is wrong. Is that person really the same person when you married them 5, 10, 20 years ago? As time goes by, people change and walls are broken and rebuilt. We find ourselves better as the years go by or we discover things that change the way we had always been.
I think this is true for many things. It is arrogant for me to assume that a friend I knew a long time ago is still the same in the present. They probably have changed just as much as I have changed. For change is a constant and growth finds each person at their own pace and own way.
"When people realize they’re being listened to, they tell you things." - Richard Ford
I think the best thing we can do is to meet the other person where they are in the best way that we can…. and simply listen. I have a feeling this is going to be one homework assignment I’ll have for the rest of my life.
Hello everyone! :)
I am always baffled by how the Internet works and the way things get around. The blog keeps gaining followers and activity from old content! It’s been fun watching this small experiment that I started as a study abroad blog grow into a largely unnoticed but still meaningful platform for all of us who love traveling in Seoul! It’s a lovely thing and I’m so glad I started this.
Blogging has become a very intimate thing for me. When I started, I was accustomed to reblogging and just reposting things others had put up. As I discovered my affinity for writing in my last half of college, I became more comfortable with posting my personal thoughts and journal entries on here. Surprisingly, I found that most of you tended to actually resonate with my writing more than anything else I posted. I am really grateful for this fact.
Unfortunately, despite my several attempts to execute on my many ideas and dreams for this blog, I think I need to take some time off. I know that this is just Tumblr and that I’m not a mega blogger or anything, but I thought it’d be appropriate to let you all know that I will be taking an unofficial indefinite hiatus from here as I embark on my journey in building the first layers of my career (AHHHH) and post 4th year young adult life (I still have 3 classes left to graduate).
I may post music or random things if I find the time, but for now I think it’ll be best for me to focus on more pressing projects. I’m not sure what I’ll end up doing with this blog, I may or may not come back to it as an official project… but only time will tell.
If you would like to follow me on my new journey, you’ll find me on my official blog - www.emerlineji.com (I actually have a blog in my name guys hahaha I feel vain but cool).
Thanks to everyone for being so nice & kind in the messages and letters. Hopefully we’ll actually bump into each other in Seoul one day! If you would like to leave any responses to this in the ask box, feel free. (: I’ll respond privately.
Wishing everyone the best,
you have a cool name!
- Asked by bythewayfrost
What I’ve been up to…
Today was a day in which simple things were enjoyed… and only the simple things. Family, friends, great food, and fresh air. Somewhere down the road I mislead myself to believe that the more complex my life was the better… Today proved as a great reminder…
… that the exact opposite is true.
(left: ICN airport, right: subway line 1)
So the first day was overwhelming as you might have guessed. I took off from DFW at noon and landed at ICN 14 hours later. The flight itself was nice but I could never escape boredom for long. I played tetris every 2 hours with a movie break in…
Ate at Pastagraphy today and it was amazing! I split the Creamy Carbonara and the Quatro cheese pizza with a friend and we were in food bliss. Thanks for the suggestion :)
- Asked by kimberlin