Short term goal: move to Boston soon.
“내 비밀은 이런 거야. 매우 간단한 거지.
오로지 마음으로 보아야만 정확하게 볼 수 있다는 거야.
가장 중요한 것은 눈에는 보이지 않는 법이야.”
“네 장미꽃을 그렇게 소중하게 만든 것은,
그 꽃을 위해 네가 소비한 시간이란다.”
“내가 나의 장미꽃을 위해 소비한 시간이라…”
잘 기억하기 위해 어린 왕자가 말했다
넌 나에게 이 세상에서 단 하나뿐인 사람이 되고 난 너에게 둘도없는 친구가 될테니까.”
가령 오후 4시네 네가 온다면
나는 3시부터 행복해지기 시작할거야
우리 해지는 구경하러 가…”
“그렇지만 기다려야 해.”
“해가 지길 기다려야 한단 말이야.”
눈으로는 찾을 수 없어, 마음으로 찾아야 해.
넌 언제까지나 내 동무로 있을거고,
나와 함께 웃고 싶어 질꺼야.”
“하지만 넌 그것을 잊어서는 안돼.
넌 네가 길들인 것에 대해 언제까지나 책임을 지어야 하는 거야.
넌 네 장미에 대해 책임이 있어…”
잘 기억하기 위해 어린 왕자가 되뇌었다.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. –Will Rogers
For as long as I remember, when asked what I do for a living, I’d respond in my mind, “duh, I’m a full-time student,” and say the same out loud (minus the duh). These days when asked the same question, I have a two second moment of hesitation. It’s been a while since I’ve started working (whew, 4.5 months already) but 18 years of student life (2 years of pre school and kindergarten, 12 years of elementary, junior high, high school, and 4 years of college) amount to far more than 4.5 months “out of school.” (in fact it is 48 times as much) But yes I hesitate because it is indeed a bittersweet feeling to acknowledge the fact that I am no longer a student.
So what DO I do for a living now, you might dare ask. Apparently I am an Actuarial Analyst. You know those benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, etc.) you get from your employer? Some employers self-insure their employees’ health benefit plans and for those employers we design the benefit plans and analyze their claims history and utilization. That’s what I do summarized in two sentences. It’s pretty interesting so far and I’m enjoying the work. We’ll see.
I do miss being a college student though.
11/12 – 11/15 Austin, Texas
2/10 – 2/20 Seoul, Korea
Tickets booked. Ready to go.
I got a birthday card that was titled “happy birthday to my grandmother”.. wow thanks, friends.
I’m still having a hard time believing that I’m twenty three years old. When did 23*365 days go by? How did I live those days? Honestly, I don’t know how life fast-forwarded like this. Time must have just slipped through my fingers.
23 years included sooo many things – life in new jersey, second life in seoul, high school in houston, berkeley, and all the way to the bare start of my career, to say the least.
I wouldn’t say I am wiser or smarter. Let’s just say I’m…learning, always and forever. So I guess I’m still hella young. I’m no grandma! 😛
Let the prime time begin. Yes, 23 is indeed a prime number.
We often lose sight of how blessed we are to be where we are. Always complaining and living in discontentment, we take things for granted. We are not thankful. We don’t meditate daily in gratitude and appreciation.
I guess that’s why and how God teaches us through the “hitting rock bottom” moments. We never learn. Oh, a huge lump of sin we are.
A heart at peace gives life to the body,
but envy rots the bones.
– Proverbs 14:30