YES! Be Like Han! If I had a car I’d get a bumper sticker made…
It is 6:30 am… Precisely.
I am still awake. Why, you ask? Because I’m an insomniac among other things. Maybe that’s it, I don’t know. I’m unemployed and living in a goshitel in Korea, on the inner ring of a second floor temporary domicile. This means I don’t have an outside window… Which also means that time, other than the convenience of things apart from the ministop across the street being open, means nothing to me.
I’m on Israel time. You might think that odd, but the love of my life is currently there working to finish her PhD, so, since I’ve nothing else to do, I keep myself in tune with her schedule to maximize any Skype time we might be able to commandeer from an otherwise unforgiving itinerary.
Why am I unemployed? Because I made a sudden departure from Istanbul and I’m American, which means a 3 month wait for a background check. But that’s alright. The last year has been… Strange… But I’ve learned a lot about myself. What I want, what I need, what can be added to the refuse pile to put behind me and what still needs to be kept and honed. I feel sleeker, more efficient, attuned to the possibilities of my future. I feel whole again. I’m stronger, more focused than I’ve ever been before and I have my experiences to thank for that.
I know what to do now.