안녕히 계세요

2012, what can I say? I was happy to have known you, but I’m glad you’re almost gone. In 2012 we learned just how much we could do without (health insurance, fancy dinners, new clothes) and what was non-negotiable (spending time with friends, home-cooked meals, lots and lots of books for Desmond). We are excited for 2013. It’s going to be epic. I promise.  I also promise that we are pretty much done blogging. We got our 2012 stats from WordPress, and while I think it was meant to be an encouragement to keep blogging, it really cemented for me why I should stop. Every single one of the most read posts were written in 2010 or 2011, and they were all about living in Korea.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad those posts have staying power, and I’m really happy to be able to give some sort of guidance for pregnant foreigners residing in Korea, but I think this blog has reached the end of its usefulness. It started off as a travel blog, and unfortunately we’re pretty stationary at the moment. I live a very ordinary life, and while Desmond may be exceptionally cute, I’m just not really willing to put aside time to style him and take photos of how lovely our life is together, much less sit down and think of a way to put words to photos. I also don’t feel comfortable talking about my job the way I did when we lived abroad. I love my job more than I’ve ever loved any job, and since I devote a good part of my life to it, the things I am able to publicly share have dwindled considerably.   I know some bloggers found success by posting about the “real” stuff, but I don’t want to do that. The real stuff is real, and while we’ve hinted at our financial situation and living situation etc., I don’t really want to go blabbing about just how hard things have been to the internet at large.

Don’t let it get you down, just know that while you might not see any new posts, that just means we are working even harder and trying even more to make our lives awesome. We might upload a video or photo from time to time, but for now we are officially signing off.  Thanks for reading,

Happy New Year,

Love,

Joo-Young, Julie, and Desmond
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7 thoughts on “안녕히 계세요

  1. callmejagi says:

    I’ve been reading your blog since 2011 and watching Des grow since he was in your belly and I never thought this day would come. Although I don’t know you, your husband or cute little Desmond personally, I feel like I’m a friend from afar. Please make sure to update from time to time because those of us who sincerely appreciated everything you shared here will miss you.

    I hope 2013 will be filled with many blessings and health so that you can continue to live as happily as you have until now.

    -Marie

  2. Roboseyo says:

    Thanks for the contribution you’ve made.
    Hope the time to spend with friends and so forth is worth it, many times over.
    rob

  3. msleetobe says:

    I will miss reading and seeing your lovely pictures (not to mention the fact that Desmond is my kid’s baby style icon!). Best wishes to your family as you continue living your lives :)

  4. lina.an says:

    awww… thanks for sharing about your lives. It was really great reading! Periodical posts are better than none! Happy New Year!

  5. Fen. says:

    I enjoyed your posts. Will miss reading about Desmond.

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