28 December, 2005

Christmas Letter 2005

2005 has brought many fun and exciting things to my life. Please see previous postings to read about some of them.

October marked one year for me as the assistant manager of the Mills Music in Redmond, WA. It was a good year, and I learned alot about music and the retail business--partly that I didn't want to work in it anymore! So, because I wanted to leave on a good note (while still sane), my one year anniversary seemed like a good time to turn a corner. I debated, hesitated, questioned, whined--oh, and did a little research--and decided to move out of the country again to teach English, this time to South Korea. Fortunately, Park English had no problem finding schools interested in me, and I decided to go with a little school called LCI Kids Club in the northeast coast city of Gangneung. I worked full-time through Christmas Eve, played the piano for three Christmas Eve services, and still managed to have my apartment cleaned out and my car packed for my drive to Idaho. Experiencing only minor problems concerning my visa and departure date, I finally have everything ready to go and will be flying out on Friday, January 6th from Boise to Seattle, Seattle to Tokyo, and Tokyo to Seoul, ending with an express bus to my city. Stay tuned for updates on that crazy journey.

Thanks to everyone for your support and prayers--here’s to a fantastic 2006!


Brenda Toby and Ella said...

Toby, Ella and I send our best wishes for a safe and adventurous voyage. We plan to keep checking your blog for updates on your experiences. Keep us informed!
What a brave and interesting life you will have in Korea.
One of these days, we would like to go and visit, since this is Ella's ancestral homeland. Who knows, maybe we'll figure out how to come and visit you!
Thank you for your card, the photo is great.
We're thinking of you. Anytime you need someone in NYC, just call.
Love, Brenda, Toby and Ella

laufenem said...

Any updates yet? How are things in S. Korea? We are waiting with baited breath for words from you...

Brenda Toby and Ella said...

Margie, we are also waiting with baited breath.
Here's an up to the minute update of the NYC Massie and Schuhs - Ella's school team just won a swim meet today. Yeah Ella.
Keep us informed on your situation in South Korea Marg,

Margie said...

Okay, guys, you can rid yourselves of that 'baited breath'. I've written you a lifetime of reading material--enjoy!