Aren’t we all looking for that one place we can latch onto and lock in - to sigh relief and proclaim (finally!) we’re set for life?
Six months ago, I wrote a post about how my visits to Korea permanently trickled into my life. Now, as a proud five-month resident in Korea, I'm living out the initial sparks of connection and inspiration - and entering into deeper dimensions of wisdom and clarity about my place here.
I experienced major creative blocks while living in San Jose and Philadelphia. I knew that I was called to these places for the season, but experienced so much difficulty in finding vision and drive to remain. Nothing seemed to fit right.
Thankfully, his kindness outshines my tears. My waiting season was also a time to blossom. I ventured into expressions I feared to enter before and established aesthetics unique to me. Through the waiting, I created and documented - but felt that I was not yet ready to share. My departure from these places made me realize that the purpose was not to settle in these places, but to strip away my old attachments for new grounds.
When I arrived in Korea, I dove headfirst into an adventure full of inspiration, freedom and healing. My creative expressions are no longer floating - but locking into good soil and solid ground. Like puzzle pieces perfectly clicking into the puzzle and key that perfectly fits into the door lock.
You find your place, and your people, then the vibes and ideas come to you. You're not just throwing on thin air, but there is authority and fruit in what you create and share. Your expression leave an eternal resonance as a part of the bigger story. What you thought was a mere drop of water reverberates into an endless body of ocean. That’s what I found in Korea - and am excited to know this is just the beginning.
w o n d e r
P R O C E S S (LIFE LATELY)
Finding wonder in small things
Stepping into deeper measures of grace
Discovering new depths of beauty
Unveiling the treasure of connection
Embracing the process wholeheartedly
Shade or style
I do not know
But it’s coming
Liberation at hand
V O I C E
A Time to SPEAK
Life's been a crazy swirl, but full of substance and revelation. I realize I've been in my head a lot - so when I speak, I get loud. The words sound perfect in my mind, but more often come out frazzled and even overwhelming. I used to stop myself mid-sentence, thinking I'm a nuisance instead of a blessing. But hey, maybe it's time. There is time to refrain, but also a time to speak. There are things I forgot, left behind and tucked away as the past thing - despite its glory and beauty. But hey! I'm being renewed daily, so the old of yesterday is always the new of tomorrow. I realize we never outgrow learning. Education continues beyond a college diploma, as long as you're willing.
F A S H I O N
THE INDUSTRY, THE DREAM
I'm already in my mid-20s and waking up to the realities of life. How can I possibly leave room to nurture the dream? So says the world. I'm called to a higher standard. Believing even when everything else says no. I'm too attuned to the fuel driving me forward and the sparks exploding inwards to stop hoping and live mediocre. There is room to remain a child and run full force when the opportunity is at hand. For now, I'll stand in wonder with hands wide open - because I see, and so believe.
B E A U T Y
I'm bombarded with lessons about #beauty whenever I come to Korea. It's a place full of beautiful faces and broken hearts. A perfect face cannot fill a broken well; rather a pursuit of perfection is a path of perpetual dissatisfaction. Beauty is fleeting, but truth remains. I'll embrace my imperfections because my heart is made beautiful through truth.
All words & images by @pieana