I think it’s safe to say that this little corner of the interweb has taken a backseat to life lately, unfortunately. PCS season is hard, and PCSing OCONUS to OCONUS is even harder…if that’s even possible. For those tracking, we PCS in 54 days, and no, we don’t have orders. We can’t schedule movers, we can’t get on the housing waitlist in Alaska, and we really are in a fun little state of limbo. Nevertheless, we’re doing our best to enjoy it all and soak it up. The seasons have definitely changed now, and our days are sunny and warm – perfect spring weather! So, for this version of Currently: May 2023, I’m diving into last month’s cues and sharing what we’re listening, debating, wearing, eyeing, and buying this month. Let’s dive in!
Currently: May 2023
Listening // I made a shift recently, and I’ve been listening to a lot of worship music while I edit my photography. I find that it helps fill me with a sense of peace, which is often otherwise lacking while editing. It’s a tricky task to balance so many sessions during busy season, and listening to modern hymns and praise gives me a lot of joy! On repeat right now: Gratitude by Brandon Lake.
Debating // Right now, we’re debating the routes to take from New Hampshire to Alaska. We’ll be doing a cross-country move, but we’re making some stops along the way in Kansas, Utah, Idaho (and picking up Danny!!!), and Washington. Then, we’ll hit the AlCan Highway, so it’s bound to be a heck of an adventure, and I’m simultaneously so excited and moderately nervous.
Wearing // Oof. It’s been a scattered mix of everything lately. We’ve had those normal spring mixes of warm weather days, blazing hot days, and then chilly rainy days. Mieke is living in her pink Croc boots, which gives me so much joy, and I’ve been loving my faux-Birkenstock sandals that we had made in the clothier district in Hoi An, Vietnam. The boys wear their Brazilian Jiujitsu gis nearly daily, as they work hard and aim for their gray belts!
Eyeing // When we moved to South Korea, we actually sold both our cars. Ryan had been driving my old Honda Civic from my single days, and it was completely paid off, so we sold it. We sold our Honda Odyssey because the dealer in Federal Way offered us more than we owed at the time (remember that chip shortage?). So, we bought two beater cars here in Korea, and now we’re going to sell them to other SOFA families and buy two cars when we get back to the US. Right now, we’re eyeing all the different makes and models and making big decisions! We haven’t had car payments in two years, so that’s going to sting!
Buying // We actually aren’t buying much right now because the more we buy, the more we have to take with us. We did, however, impulse purchase a quick trip to the Philippines over Memorial Day Weekend to sneak in one last trip whilst living in Asia. We bought our tickets and our Airbnb a few days ago, and we can’t wait for another quick jaunt in the sun!
So, that’s all I have for Currently: May 2023. It’s a season of change (again) here in South Korea, but we’re simultaneously so eager and so sad to close this chapter soon. We know so many good things lie ahead of us, and we’re nearly there! Cheers to spring!
Tell me – what are you listening to, debating, wearing, eyeing, and buying this month?