I'm Olivia. I'm a perpetually hungry redheaded girl from New York. I eat, sleep and breathe Korean pop music. I speak French and am studying Korean language and business in school. This fall, I'm setting forth on an exciting and terrifying (seriously I'm so nervous I might pee) solo journey across Europe. Hopefully this experience is full of bright, fun, and exciting as well as ridiculously stupid experiences that I can share with you!
Time is really winding down now, only 6 more days! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous, but I'm beyond excited!
I've also decided to make another exciting change in my life! I recently transfered to SUNY Albany with a Japanese major, but as most of my friends and family know about me, Korean language and culture has been much more of a passion and interest to me. The reason I didn't study Korean was because UVM didn't offer any classes. :( I've done a lot of thinking, and have decided to change my major to East Asian Studies with a focus on Korean and a minor in business. I'll still keep Japanese but it won't be my sole focus. That way, hopefully I can study abroad in South Korea in the future.
While I'm in France, I plan on teaching myself the coursework for UAlbany's Beginner Korean 1 and Intermediate Japanese 1 so that I can get ahead on those classes in the spring. It's going to be really difficult, but I'm excited to challenge myself and be able to study what I really love!
It may seem like a suddden shift, but I've always been a person to follow my heart and go with what feels right for me (even though I know my heart doesn't always lead me in the right direction and what feels right for me now may be different in the future) I want to be able to live my life to the fullest even if it means stumbling or making a mistake. I'm really excited to go out and truly experience life while learning at the same time!
As for what I've been up to lately, I've been scrambling to spend time with friends before we all go back to school. I've nearly finished packing and have been spending a lot of my time goofing around on the internet and snuggling my mom while we watch trash TV. I'm excited for this journey, but it's going to be really hard leaving my family. I'm taking along a stuffed giraffe to snuggle at night when I miss them.
Sorry I got wordy, but I wanted to post once more before my journey commences!