My interview with the Office of Education (Jeollabuk-do) went well. I start on July 20th, though I cannot bring Bailey.
I will just try to figure out how to get her to Korea by the time Jesse joins me.
Anyway, even though they have hired me for this job, I am still on my toes anxiously hoping that nothing else goes wrong. I will not be happy until I receive my visa number. (However, I have read on forums that EPIK once cancelled 150 contracts after those teachers had their visas and tickets bought.)
Currently, I am planning our (Jesse, me, and Jesse’s best friend Craig) trip to Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure in Orlando, FL for next week. We had the hotel booked a long time ago, but now that I have finally attempted to buy the 2-day tickets/Express passes – it seems that Universal’s ordering/ticketing system is down. I will have to wait until tomorrow so that I can call customer service. This trip is extremely important to me since Jesse and I could not go last year due to a certain hiccup with his coworker.
On July 4th, we will leave Orlando and head down to Miami to visit Craig’s mum. After we return to Michigan, I will have a little over a week left before I am in Korea.
I have been consumed with sadness this entire week knowing that I will not get to see Jesse again for quite awhile. It is not so much that I will miss him (I will miss him greatly), but I do not like experiencing wonderful things without him. I am not sure why this is my case. I suppose I do not like keeping memories to myself. I used to love going on solo trips (I suppose in a way that going to Korea initially solo still shows that I still have that bug in me) because I liked connecting with the random people I meet. But I do not keep in touch with these people. I am not that kind of person, I guess. A lot of folks have pointed out this characteristic as a fault. I am not sure why I should. I just want to live my life around the world… with Jesse. Though that is a post for another time. 😉