Rosie has been offered a job as a member of the teaching team to start a Children's Theater in Seoul Korea. I think that Rose - and probably all of us, to be honest - are both thrilled and terrified at the same time, thinking about this.
What's thrilling? What a WONDERFUL opportunity to go and live in another country and work with children in the arts doing things that Amanda loves and is passionate about. What a great chance to learn more about the world and herself, all at the same time! I can't begin to say how proud I am of her for even considering this incredible opportunity! She is the right age for this kind of adventure, and another student from her College will be a member of the teaching staff also, so that makes things better. There is good money to be had and saved, a chance to understand another culture, and a chance to see and learn more of the world. Seoul is a wonderful sophisticated city with a low crime rate and great things to see and learn.
Amanda's aunt Lynn says "I would go in a skinny minute! Seoul is so much fun!"
What's scary? Being 8,000 miles from home, being 6,000 miles from Matt. Not knowing the culture, the laws, the language. Not being able to read the native language. Simply not knowing. Making a year commitment, while not knowing. That is probably the hardest thing.