So much going on politically in the States now. And I'm so far removed from it all. But I was rereading one of my favorite Mary Oliver collections the other day and came across this poem. It's so fitting, so I thought I'd share.

Of the Empire

We will be known as a culture that feared death
and adored power, that tried to vanquish insecurity
for the few and cared little for the penury of the
many. We will be known as a culture that taught
and rewarded the amassing of things, that spoke
little if it all about the quality of life for
people (other people), for dogs, for rivers. All
the world, in our eyes, they will say, was a
commodity. And they will say that this structure
was held together politically, which it was, and
they will say also that our politics was no more
than an apparatus to accommodate the feelings of
the heart, and that the heart, in those days,
was small, and hard, and full of meanness.

~Mary Oliver, Red Bird


So, My Pants Are on Fire

Obviously, because I'm a liar. Unintentionally, of course.

What I didn't know when I set the deadline for revamping Wonju Wife into something besides Wonju Wife was that I would be in the middle of moving the week before. Kenny and I are making a huge move. We are moving in with his parents. Dunh dunh duuuuuuunnnnh. It's not something either of us ever considered, but we never expected to be pregnant this summer and be living on one income. We had taken this house with the expectation that when July rolled around, I would be gainfully employed and pulling a paycheck similar to my previous one, or even a bit more. So Kenny took a job that has the potential to make a lot of money, but currently isn't. And so, we're moving.

In two days. Because Kenny posted our apartment online as available and in 5 minutes within posting at midnight he received 5 texts of people interested. The next day, a couple came to visit that night and transferred money while they were here so we wouldn't show it to anyone else. Done. That's how amazing our apartment is. Kind of reminds me of the whirlwind it was moving into the place. Same moving out.

They had actually asked us to move out in a week's time, but couldn't get their money out of their own apartment (crazy Korean key money system!) until the end of this week, so we got an extra week.

All this to say, I most likely lied about October 3rd being any kind of reveal. That Monday is also a national holiday in Korea, so if I have anything to do with it, I'll be spending it with my HubbO.

I'm about to do some heart-heavy adjusting in my life, so get ready. 



Hey guys! Just a little note here to say that I haven't completely forgotten you or this blog. I'm actually working on a redesign because I'm not Wonju Wife anymore and my mourning period is so close to over. I hope to have the new blog up and running (same spot, just new name and look) by the beginning of October! So I'm spending a lot of time watching tutorials on HTML and CSS and being creative on paper instead of on the Internet.

I never made an official announcement here, but I'm pregnant. I'm 14 weeks and counting. My due date is March 7th. I'm assuming most of you know this because I made a huge announcement on my YouTube channel titled My Big Secret and I also announced our pregnancy on Facebook. So, that's another reason I haven't been active here. I had an awful first trimester with all-day sickness and constant nausea. I feel better this trimester, but it has come to include severe day-long tension headaches and more morning sickness than I care to discuss here. Still waiting for that honeymoon period to start! Anyway, I'm sorry to have been absent for so very long and to have teased you with the first of our Santiago trip and not done anymore. But I think it's time for a change. And instead of rushing the change this time, I'm going to do it right.

Stay tuned for the reveal of all things new on October 3rd! Can't wait to get back to blogging. Oh, how I've missed you. 
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