Oh hey there! Welcome to my blog. Where I share my life abroad with family, friends, and strangers alike.

Who is this girl you are reading about?

My name is Laura and I am a 24 years old. After graduating university in 2014, I decided to leave my home country of Canada and teach English in Korea. I signed a one year contract with the Jeollanamdo Office of Education to live in a city called Mokpo, and teach on an island (Aphae-do) connected to the city by bridge.
Yudalsan, Mokpo, South Korea

Before leaving for Korea, I was scared, anxious, and nervous. I was leaving behind everything familiar for something totally unknown. At some points I even seriously considered backing out of the experience altogether. But, I didn't. I faced my fears, and prevailed.

In fact, I ended up enjoying my time in Korea so much that I ended up staying for another year. I fell in love with the country; the generosity of the people, how safe I felt, the cafe culture, the mountainous landscape, the language, and of course the food. (I could go on for a very long time). The lesson is simple: often the best experiences come from those that are a little scary. I try to remember this in my everyday life.
Seoul, South Korea

After these two years in Korea, I made the hard decision to return home to Canada in December 2016. Since being home, I have started an exciting position blogging for the Korean Cultural Centre in Ottawa, where I will be writing about my time teaching and traveling throughout Korea, as well as covering Korea related events in Ottawa. (You can take the girl out of Korea, but you can't take Korea out of the girl!) You can check out some of my posts here, under the username lauragrace.

Korea has changed my life, and I am forever grateful for it. I hope to inspire others to embark on their own journey to Korea, whether it is to teach English or travel.

Korea, 사랑해요.

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