Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Breaking news... for some

Because some of you saw this coming.

I'm thankful for having started this blog two years ago, because it's given me the chance to post big announcements and changes without having to repeat myself to every person in my life.
If you're reading this, you probably know what I'm about to say... and if not... here you go:

I'm moving to Seoul, South Korea in just over two weeks!

I quit my job at the magazine today, and have decided to accept a teaching position in Seoul for a year. If all goes according to plan, I should be back in Toronto by August 2010.

What's going to happen to Straight From the Curls?

Well, my work on this blog from the get-go has been very open-ended. I've written about everything from events in my own life to special features on this beautiful city that I live in. In the coming posts I'll be documenting my final days in Toronto, as I try to pack my life into two suitcases and move across the world.

In the days leading up to this post, I've had unbelievable lows and some good highs. I kept this information to myself because until today, I wasn't quite sure if I was planning on seriously going through with this adventure. But there's no turning back now, and I must admit I'm pretty excited.

Once I get to Seoul, I hope to keep track of my day-to-days on here. I want to share photos, thoughts and interesting pieces of information I gather on my travels. I hope you'll continue to frequent the blog and comment.

On that note, please comment... I love hearing what your thoughts are! You don't have to be a blogger, simply use the 'anonymous' or 'name' option from the commenting drop-down menu.

What's breaking my heart about the entire experience is the fact that I have to say goodbye to people I have come to love so dearly, for the first time in many years.

It's strange because I'm usually the one staying behind, watching others leave on to their ventures. But I know the timing's right. Whether it ends up being good or bad, I'm looking forward to what lies ahead.

I want to thank each and every one of you for all your support over the past few months as I've gone through the processes leading up to this decision. It's meant a lot and I am very blessed to have you all in my life.

Stay tuned for the next chapter and visit often!


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  1. CONGRATS, SIMONE!! I'm glad you've finally reached a decision! I know you're going to have a GREAT time, and who knows, you may not even be back by August 2010! Life can lead you to places you don't expect...but that's the best part about :)

  2. will I see you next week? When is your last day?! I just gotm back from NB but have the rest of the week offfff

  3. Please check your mail box before you leave! I sent a letter today in the hopes you would get it before you left!


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