So, I left Northern Virginia.

It’s unbelievable to type out (let alone say out loud) that I live in South Korea now. Who knew that I would be here? My husband and I sure didn’t think another assignment in South Korea would land on our plate. Alas, it did. And instead of doing another unaccompanied tour like our last go around, we opted to do command sponsorship this time.


Unlike last time, I already work from home.

I didn’t have a career to worry about.

With those factors in mind, why not?

It was still a difficult pill to swallow that South Korea came at us again so soon. I would be lying to say that I was excited at first. But, it was the opposite. I was bummed. Of course, I quickly jotted down a pros list and thought to myself, it really could be worse. Another positive about our specific duty station, I’ve had more than one friend mention good things. Yay!

Here we go folks. Our first rodeo overseas. An overseas move has its own set of unique complications. We’re only granted to ship one vehicle, so I sold my car. To take a pet, there are some hoops to jump through, so we did a lot of jumping. We haven’t seen our household goods since mid-March (I can’t tell you how excited I am to sleep on my own bed!). It was also a big item on my agenda to make sure my work wasn’t disrupted too much. Lastly, I worked hard to avoid any hiccups with my graduate program. Not to mention our farewell tour that consisted of a trip to Disney and Universal Studios before crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Phew, as you can imagine, I can keep going with excuses of why I’ve been so silent, but I’m going to stop (I’ve already guilty of excuses before!). 

One of my closest friends back home really prompted me to hit the keyboard to share my adventures again. Besides keeping in touch with what is currently going on, I hope to share some very meaningful lessons, ideas, and stories from our time in Northern Virginia. From work to vacationing, so much has happened that I feel like blogging again would help me reminisce and value our time in our old home. 

I hope my online friends can help keep me accountable and nudge me along! Don’t forget to check out some of our recent adventures on my insta page.

Missed you all – and till next time!



  1. I am SO excited to read about all your adventures in Korea! I can’t even imagine how much of a change that is, BUT I have heard nothing but awesome things about it from people who have lived there.

    • Rachel Reply

      Thank you, it’s been so good so far! I hope the next two years don’t zoom by!

  2. Blogging your overseas will be so meaningful years after you return. I never did when we lived in Japan and I wish I had those memories to go through. From the food, to the train, to the landmarks, it is a completely different life that is so interesting. Don’t ever feel like no one wants to read or see pictures about “that”. Blog about everything! We want to see/hear it all 🙂 I’m so excited to follow along. I can’t imagine living in South Korea at a time like this. I think of the families there all the time. Thank you for what that means to us as Americans and enjoy the adventures!

    • Rachel Reply

      That’s what I’m hoping for, Nicole! Thanks so much for stopping by and I can’t wait to share more with you all!

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