Hi! My name is Whitney and in May of 2014 I left my home in Southern California to teach English in South Korea for a year! My first year was amazing…travelling in Korea, Japan, Thailand and Cambodia was such an eye opening experience. After my contract was up I went back home to So Cal for 6 months to reconnect with friends and family… I went back for a second year and saw a bit more of the world… Currently I’m taking a bit of time off to figure out the next chapter and of course get in some travel.
ABOUT MY DOG:
Another important fact about me is that I LOVE my dog…her name is Aurora and she is an 8 year old Shiba Inu princess. She loves long walks at night and chasing squirrels and bunnies. She also has a strong affection toward Dachshunds and loves taking up the whole bed when she naps. Aurora was born in Oregon, spent most of her life in Orange County but has quickly become a city dog in Seoul. Of course, I cannot help but post updates on her…I mean look at her, she’s insanely cute.
Well my mom is originally from South Korea and I have always wanted to live in the motherland. Also, it was relatively easy to get a job teaching English in Korea and since my background is working with children it was a natural fit.
WHY THE SOCKMONKEY PROJECT?
When first setting up my blog I was pretty jet-lagged and confused and more concerned with content than the name, so I just went off of something random which was my love for sock monkeys. Kind of irrelevant for this travel/lifestyle/eating blog, but I am nothing if not random.
Hmmmm….well, I’ll let you know when I know…but right now I’m just traveling a bit and trying new things.