By: Michael Geer
Sometimes it just hits you. It hits you like a slap in the face, a ton of bricks, or a bolt of lightning in a clear sky. Just all of a sudden...
"I'm living in South Korea!" This realization has hit me a number of times since moving overseas, occasionally I even say it audibly when this epiphany appears. It's happened on my way to school when I look around to see my town surrounded by mountains instead of cornfields. I've been hit by it while hopping onto the subway in Seoul, and while strolling down the beach in Busan. I can't help it when it comes, like waves warmly washing over me. It shoves aside all the stress and banalities of my everyday experience. It lifts me up and opens my eyes, really opens them, and when it hits me I laugh. Sure as the sun rises, I laugh! Every time!