Last night, Min Gi and I went to the annual New Year's Eve party hosted by my high school friends. We both had a wonderful time. This week has also brought many opportunities to catch up with friends I haven't seen for four years (they were visiting their families for the holidays). Min Gi got to meet (and impress) the people who have been close to me during the hell that was high school. Seeing them has given me a huge boost of joy at life in America. I always knew that the hardest part of living in Korea was being away from friends and family, but I really needed the reminder of how many soul-fulfilling relationships I still have back here.
However, it also made me see how I really have moved into a new place. As I move into my 30th year of life (Korean age 31... haha) and the start of my second year of marriage, I see that my story has moved into a new chapter--one that is no longer about just me and defining myself, but about my family. And that family is Min Gi and I. Home is not a place--home is now a person. And that's lovely.