Acquisition of Worldly Possessions

While not the most important details of our life, we do have much to say about filling up our room in preparation for our next stage.  It would seem a small detail but after this past year we have expected much less and been happy with very little because we had no choice.  Now, as things seem to be looking up we've moved in with our sister for a season in anticipation for our next step which will be our own apartment/house pending our brother in law's arrival to North Carolina.

We moved in to a room with no furniture and no bed.  Just a couple weeks later we have managed to fill it up with goodies from Craig's List, all at a price that is so good it makes me feel a little bit guilty.  Unbelievable.

It does feel good to get some stuff finally but while I was in church today I was thinking something almost the complete opposite of what I should have been thinking.  It is time to just enjoy life, and soak in all the blessings as of late, but another thought came to mind: no matter what I get I will not feel any better.

This is no huge revelation but considering what I want to do in life; much of it involves learning languages and living in foreign countries with my wife.  It's all just a distraction on our way!

Forgive me, as I have no intention of trying to sound like I've got it all made and that I'm happy with nothing.  I really mean to say that I feel a bit of a void and although we're getting the things we need for our bedroom I recognize it adds nothing to our lives.  I don't mean to sound pessimistic either, but these sorts of things don't really please me too much.  I'm happy when I go places and do things.  I like the exotic.  I don't enjoy vacation but rather living in a place that might seem a vacation to the people I grew up with.  I don't want it to be a two week distraction.  Maybe I just long for adventure and am not very easily satisfied?  I guess that every day I'm learning a bit more.

My word for the year is still 'Contentment' until this year ends.  I have a long way to go!


  1. You could always go teach English in Korea :)

  2. I get it. I kinda get it anyway. I know that feeling of wanting to live in some kind of adventure. Modest adventure. And things are good but.. there's a but. I'm trying to get rid of the but, I'll feel better when the but is gone. You know?

    Why am I writing all this out here. Geeze.

  3. it sounds like you've been keeping busy!

  4. It would be fantastic to go back to Korea again, wouldn't it? We have thought about it, but I think we'll wait a while and when we do I am hoping for something exciting like Busan or Jeju-do. I want to get out of the big city of Seoul. :)

    D4, it's funny, I just heard something the other day in regards to marriage called the donut rule, which was summarized as not focusing on the 15 donuts that I don't have, but rather the 85 that I do. It was only a few days after writing this post that I heard it. Strange, huh? I really feel the pull/longing for adventure and it's hard to just settle for anything but what I love. My friend at work keeps telling me that it will all take care of itself soon enough.

    Shutterbug, you are absolutely correct. So busy that I can hardly stand it. But life is getting much more exciting, that's for sure. Thanks for keeping up!

    Jay, thank you! I'm trying to keep up with your photos but for now I'm missing more than I'd like. Thanks for your support as always.


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