After a year of commuting an hour each way to work, church, and pretty much anywhere I need to go – I’ve finally moved to Gangnam, a central area of Seoul. It’s only been a few days and so far I’m missing a lot of furniture and necessities, but I am so so so thankful for how easy the process was. I’m a planner and an organizer and I’m conditioned to think the worst for all things. So in the morning, as I was waiting for my new appliances to arrive, I felt like this:
But in all honesty, I had such good people around me who helped make the process easier. I got my appliances in, and the moving truck wasn’t set to arrive until later that night… so I had friends who invited me over for a deeeelicious dinner:
Now as I’m starting to settle in, I’m finding a lot more time to just reflect and be on my own instead of surrounded by hundreds of people within a commute… like in the morning I can sit and enjoy the summer breeze:
And I’m able to walk home to enjoy the last little bits of sunlight along the city streets.
Everyone that knows me knows that I love simple, neutral colors, but with little pops here and there. I also don’t like anything too commercialized or something that anyone else has. So for decor, I knew I wanted to incorporate something I’d done myself – and also include others in it. I recruited two of my friends to each pick a color of acrylic paint, and along with one color I’d chosen – I came up with this number (before touchups!) using this DIY as inspiration!:
I put it up above my couch after touchups, and I love it! It’s the perfect piece to start centering other decor around – and I love that my artwork includes my friends. It’s no Van Gogh, but hey – it’s not about being professional or amateur, but making your space your own. Here’s to many more days in my Gangnam home!