South Korea was good to me. In Canada, before I came to South Korea, I had a Master’s degree but nothing better than a McJob, a lot of depression, and no work prospects (largely the fault of my former religious beliefs and my choices in my undergraduate courses). In South Korea, I gained valuable work experience and job knowledge, met and married my wife, became a father and a dad, and became a happy man. I made friends there, too, (the best one being a close friend from graduate school, Ian), and developed a couple of hobbies that have brought me much pleasure.
Although I am not yet certain of my mid-term and long-term employment plans, I am confident that I am no longer in the same boat I was when I left Canada. At the same time, I am thrilled to be back, and I have a whole new appreciation for Canada.
This is the final post of the Seoul Hero blog. You may keep up with me at Port Coquitlam Odysseus.