Why I Moved To South Korea. 

 Everyone has their own reasons for doing things. 
In England I felt trapped almost suffocated. I just didn’t know what to do. I just knew that being in England just wasnt helpful and I felt that I needed to leave. I’ve always wanted to travel. Asia especially. It was South Korea that I was drawn to. It was something about the language, the food and the culture. I just remember thinking that it was something that I wanted to be apart of. So that was it…! My decision to go was made!

As children (in England at least) you are brought up in the world to study —-> figure out what job or career you want —-> then work. You’re expected to figure your entire life out whilst you’re still at school. 

The system doesn’t allow for people to not know what they want to do with their lives. 

For a big part of my life I was okay. I knew exactly what I wanted to do in life and where I wanted to go. All the way through high school —-> through sixth form —->  through University. I had an incredible amount of passion for filmmaking. I figured that filmmaking was something that I would do for the rest of my life. 

I remember saying to myself at one point “I don’t understand people who don’t have it figured out…” And “It’s not difficult, find something you love and do that for the rest of your life.” Oh how wrong I was! 

I graduated University and I didn’t have a clue of what I was doing with my life! I was lost. 

Eventually, I had accepted that maybe media wasn’t for me. But, where does that leave me…? At the bottom and staring up at what seemed like mountains of different decisions to make! 

For months I felt sorry for myself. I wallowed in self-pity for a good 8 months. Then I decided I couldn’t live my life like that anymore. I learned to accept that it was okay that I didn’t have a ‘life map’ because realistically, who does? 

I needed to find myself, and that’s why I came to South Korea. BEST DECISION EVER! 🙂 

“I’m just a girl trying to find her place in this world” 

– Hannah 

P.S. Have you struggled to find what you want to do in your life? If so, how did you overcome it. 

13 thoughts on “Why I Moved To South Korea. 

  1. I swear this is like reading about my own life! I also lived in England my whole life, studied film production at University and then realised it’d sapped all my passion for media haha! Only difference is I moved to Japan 9 months ago 🙂 I desperately wanted to explore and gain new experiences and it seemed like a great place to start. I’m actually going to Seoul for a week next month and considering working in South Korea too 😀 I’m really glad to hear you’re enjoying your time in South Korea, and it’s good to know that there are others in the same boat too.


    1. Wow. Thats scary haha. I guess universities have that effect on a lot of people! Seoul is amazing. Have a great trip. Teaching here is very fun. Good luck on your future adventures. I will look forward to reading your future posts.
      Thank you for reading 🙂


  2. A Korean woman's story.김정완의 한국어와 한국문화.Korean language and culture centre says:

    Hi Hanna, Good luck with your journey in Korea.


  3. That was what I thought before graduating university and now I’m still figuring out what I really want to do with my life and what I love the most.
    Ah, I should have met you during my travel to South Korea three weeks ago.:D


  4. What an inspiring post! Many college students in the U.S. today feel trapped and pressured to go to college only to find themselves in 100,000$ in debt with a degree they aren’t passionate about. Life is about finding yourself and doing what you love even if that means doing it as a job or hobby. I’m glad you found that Hannah!
    Best of luck to you
    -Alesia’s Affordable Adventures


  5. I graduated from University (Studied Graphic Design) late last year and I’m going through the same problem right now smh! It’s been months and I still don’t have a clue what I’m doing with my life! lol working on stepping back on really thinking about what I want to do and where I want to go though. Life really is too short!


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