Changes are a happening all the time. Some changes are expected, some are not. Some changes are good, some are not. We all encounter changes, and we can either make the best or the worst of it. Personally, I like things to be routine as a whole. Changes can provoke me negatively, especially when they are unexpected. However, give me time to think about a potential change, then I can accept them better. Just in the past couple of weeks, I’ve been told about some changes that will occur in the future. Some of these changes are ones I’ve initiated and planned for myself; others are changes I have no choice but to accept and take them as they come.
I’ll be closing a couple of domains this year and next when they expire. I’ll migrate one of the sites on those domains onto this one as a subdomain. The rest of them will expire, and I will be down to three domains from seven. Not only will this help me save money, but it will be easier for me to consolidate my sites into three domains. I’ve not been using the others, so it is time to say goodbye to them. In my 20s, I’d wanted to own all these domains, but I am no longer that individual. Three domains are all I need!
Several months ago, there were talks about moving my workplace into a new building in June. The move didn’t entice me at all, but at the same time, I had looked forward moving into a bigger and better location. Two weeks ago, we were told that we need to move out by mid-April, and it would be to a different location, one smaller and less than stellar. I am no longer sure what the plan is, but whatever it is, I hope we get through it without a lot of issues!
Starting in May, I’ll start looking for a new place to live closer to my workplace. This means, I’ll move out of Seoul, and that idea really doesn’t rest well with me. After living in Seoul for almost thirty consecutive years, I am mentally sobbing at the fact I have to reside outside of this beloved city of mine. Seoul is such a fabulous place to live, and it’s not easy to just accept the fact that I’ll be living somewhere else. On the bright side, I’ll still be in Korea, I’ll be living closer to my workplace, I won’t be stuck on a bus every day . . . but there’s no place like Seoul for me!
Amidst all these changes, I am looking forward to my Hakodate, Japan trip next month. Along with this trip, I had also considered visiting Karatsu and Matsue in Japan in October, right when it’s Chuseok (Korean Mid-Autumn Festival), but when I saw the airfare during that holiday week, I pretty much fell out of my chair. I got over that shock and began to think of other travelling choices. That was when my best friend in Guam came to my mind and how we hadn’t seen each other for 5+ years. I’ll be honest in that Guam is not a place I want to return to — I’d visited there in 2004 to see my bestie — but I miss her so much, and we’re overdue for a reunion. Therefore, I booked my flight (super cheap!) for October, which is our friendiversary month. We’ll celebrate our 26th year of friendship together in super hot and humid Guam! I cannot wait! Two overseas trips in a year? That’s a first!
2017 is shaping up to be a packed year so far. I may not like all of these changes in my life, but the most I can do is to accept them and try my best to be positive about them. I’ve gone the minimal route with my domains and have realised that less is more. I’d not predicted two moves and two voyages this year, but I’ll go with the flow and hope for the best. At the least Hakodate and seeing my bestie will make me happy! The moves, not so much, haha!