Why Repeat Myself?

This post, from August 2009, sums up how I am feeling tonight, at a point in this new adventure where I can begin to use hours instead of days to countdown:

No matter how hard you try, you won’t get to see everyone, do everything and be everywhere you want to be before you leave. So, just let it all go.
I got to hang out with family tonight for a couple hours. It will probably be the last time I see my dad, sister and one of my brothers before I leave, as Monday is going to be jam packed and Tuesday we’re getting up at 6 a.m. I had made plans last week to see a couple of (now-former) co-workers that did not materialize. Rescheduled for tomorrow, that unfortunately got demoted. It just happens.

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It’s Neat Having International Friends

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O’Hara’s Downtown in Jersey City. One of the last photos taken on my Patch-issued iPhone, before they remembered I stopped working there on Friday and shut it down.

Matt, far left, has been one of my closest friends since 1994. And, for something like 8 years, he has taught in Myanmar, Taiwan and, most recently, The Congo. That first and third one are particularly noteworthy, considering the isolation and unknown nature of them. I think it’s pretty inspiring, especially since I am now less than one week away from my return to South Korea.

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