The Way Out

As I write this, my bags are all packed and zipped up—the fourth time in a few months I've sat beside such a pile, if you take all the various post-college moves into account. It's time to board the bus for Naju and begin teaching.

At a graduation ceremony for our Korean classes on Tuesday, I had the pleasure of giving a short speech in Korean on the value of language learning. TL;DR: It's more than words and grammar. When we speak a new language, we reset our personalities and come to inhabit a brand new self. What a rare opportunity to embrace our innermost values to the fullest.