I knew

I wondered…

How I could get out of that room

How I could finally move away

How I could be financially independent

How I could find adventure

What it’d be like to leave the continent

What it’d be like to live abroad

What it’d be like to teach English

What it’d be like to fly overseas

What the weather would be like when I landed

How often it’d snow

How the airport would be

If my hotel room would be tiny

What it’d be like to meet English speakers from other countries

What it'd be like to see a Korean baseball game

What’d it be like to visit a Buddhist temple

How it’d be to eat Korean food

If I’d ever get the hang of chopsticks

If I’d like the taste of soju

How hiking would be

About snowboarding there too

How it’d feel to be a teacher

If I’d enjoy it

If it’d be difficult

What grades I’d be teaching

What my students would be into

How my workdays would go

If I’d like my co-teacher

How the school lunch would be

If I’d still avoid meat

If I'd learn to like kimchi

Where I'd buy groceries

If they’d sell avocados

If things would cost less

“what’s with those masks”

How my apartment would look

What it’d be like to live in a studio

What it’d be like to take a cab

What it’d be like to feel entirely lost

How I'd get around

How'd it'd be to ride the KTX

How’d it be to commute by bus

What’d it be like to live in a city

To live in a foreign city

If Daejeon would actually be boring

If they'd show English movies

How it'd be to visit Seoul

How much money I could save

How the people would dress

How the music would sound

How the streets would smell

How cherry blossoms would smell

What type of trees they’d have

How their sunsets would look

How much English they’d speak

What kind of cars they’d drive

How much I'd miss home

How long I'd stay

If people would stare

If I'd meet a girl

If it'd be lonely

How it’d feel to be a foreigner

How much I’d butt heads with their culture

...what it’d be like to teach English in Korea.  

I wondered what I'd do next.

I knew.

I wonder what it'd be like to spend a summer in Alaska.

🎶"Patience" The lumineers