Hello world!

Well hello there~

I’m Lisa and I’m the girl sitting behind this laptop trying to get over the initial awkwardness of a fresh blog.

In my eager attempts to be utterly original it’s already 2:35am and feel like I haven’t been very productive.

Also, I’m not in Seoul yet. I will be in about a month and seriously, waiting is the hardest part. I’d like to say I was born and raised in NY (its so much cooler) but I was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in NY. Went to HS in the Bronx and college in upstate Albany with a brief stint over at Cambridge in England. So having said that, I feel it’s okay to reveal that, at times, I channel my inner Madonna and fake a British accent. Although it comes quite naturally when I’m alone. Oh dear God, I don’t do it in public. Anyway, its already close to 3am, my caffeine intake will tide me over well past 5, so let me tell you a little about me. I promise I wont make it too long.=)

If you couldn’t already tell I’m a bit of a dork. I really enjoy writing. It’s a form of art that is most akin and comes very naturally to me. The best outlet for any type of random musings, heartaches and heartbreaks, annoyances, secrets, just plain bitching, all kinds of boredom, etc. Which is probably what this blog will most likely be about although I’ll try to blog about things other than myself. So 90% life, food, culture, fashion and other fun things in Korea and 10% me? K we’ll see.

Moving to Korea feels almost a natural procession as opposed to a nervous endeavor. The last 4 years were quite strange in many ways leading up to 2011. I moved out from my parents home in Rockland as a temporary, quick solution  before trying to find a “real” home, wherever that was. So I managed to live here as if i could move out any second, any day…but time flew by and its the end of four years already! Funny thing is, while in the middle of “not quite here” and “not quite there”, I felt as if I lived a whole different lifetime, trying to fit in all over the place. Guess I was trying to find somewhere I really felt I belonged. I refused to settle down here or accumulate any real things in this house and instead, learned the freedom of letting go, giving away and clearing the clutter.

I really could not find myself as I had tried. Then slowly, I realized it wasn’t about finding myself or anything, anyone, any home, for that matter. But eventually evolving into who I wanted to be, creating my best self. Guess the only way to get “there” and here, the now, was to make those MANY(eek) mistakes. And the wisest thing I’ve learned is that mistakes don’t define who I am but instead, most importantly, who I’m not. I already knew deep in my heart who I truly am. And accepting my deepest regrets knowing that without them I wouldn’t have been able to define the girl I didnt want to be, set me free. Is this getting too “hallmark” for ya? k, no more cheese, moving on.

The things I am: awesome chef, compassionate soul, humble Christian, Buddhist believer, Zen advocate, paranoid thinker, crossword enthusiast, passionate writer,obsessive nutritionist, budding fashionista,  serial hair flipper, fussy perfectionist, kick ass therapist, lucid dreamer, smart monkey, wild child, freedom lover, heart breaker, dream maker, love taker and of course, booty shaker.

The things I’m not: pretentious princess, arrogant asshole, ignorant hate monger, fake snob, rude bitch, or old maid(at least i try).

The things I can be: naive, trusting, loving, bitchy, goofy, clumsy, scary, melancholy, dramatic, reclusive, easily annoyed, sarcastic, funny, ditzy, illogical, and insane!

The things I simply CANT be: evil(well maybe sometimes), conniving, fawning, slobby(is that a word?), distasteful, overtly cutesy, just average and normal but mainly that cute thing!!!! I hate those girls that try to act CUTE when they are like over 12, grosss! I may not be sure of a lot but this one thing I promise NEVER to be or do is this.

Wow that was harder than I thought and I know I’m missing something. And omitting some things as well. =) You should try it.

So thats me in a nutshell.

So, I bare myself to “the world” through this blog in attempts to make my dreams and goals a complete reality. I’m putting my intentions into the loving arms of the universe and trusting God in all I do.  Well, starting next week I’m officially going to pack and get things going for the trek to Korea. Of course, I’ve only seen Korea as a visitor in the past but to embrace it as my home for the next some odd years seems a bit daunting. Especially since I can’t take more than a two month visit there without wanting to bitchslap the nearest unlucky sucker to piss me off. But I have committed myself to only positivity and you know, just an effortless choice for happiness. I choose to be happy no matter what. Happy, healthy, wealthy and successful. I hope Korea is ready for this monster. =)


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