Moments from EPIK orientation 2010: You had to be There, written Feb. 17, 2010
Feb. 17, 2010
8:30 p.m. KST…
… however, the computer says it’s still 6:30 a.m. EST because I have not gone online yet in South Korea for it to correct itself.
South Korea. Wow. I actually did it. I actually went back. Hello.
To fully understand the gravity of that statement, you need to, well, you need to be me. Or, you need to have done something, pull out early, only to one day wonder if stopping so soon was doing a disservice to yourself, if only because you knew that thing you were trying to accomplish was not the reason for your departure. South Korea was not the problem. There was no problem, per se. It was timing, I guess. It was… whatever. I could try to explain it forever, but it would still come back to what I already said: you had to be there.