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By A-Mar on September 27, 2013
It’s a snuggly, sleepy evening here on the lane. One of our own is notably missing, though. ‘J-Mar’ as I’ll call him, is in the middle of his workday in Ulsan, South Korea. It’s probably lunch time, but he is probably not eating kimchi. In any case, he is at the beginning of a big juncture in our lives. Today he was officially announced as the new Project Controls Engineer at a heavy industries fabrication yard, a position in oil development projects that will be based in Ulsan for the next two years or so.
Meanwhile (back at the ranch), I’m preparing to make the move with him, which involves all sorts of fine details, not limited to obtaining rabies test results, contract negotiation, cleaning out my craft room, hoarding toiletries that are considered precious for a (future) Korean expat, and in general hitting the proverbial “fast forward” button on my life. The next 6 weeks or so will be a blur of boxes, paperwork, goodbyes, and nervousness as we anticipate a new life experience with each other.
Neither of us know exactly where this may lead. (At least J has been to Korea. Knows a few words, too.) But with open minds, a little bit of luck, and a lot of willingness to brave the unknown, we’ll have a wonderful new adventure. And, of course, it won’t hurt to have a couple of furry kids to keep us company.