Finding Myself and Chasing My Dreams

Isabelle Clark Start Date: Aug 3, 2017 - End Date: May 2, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
  • Seoul, South Korea

My Travel Story

by: Isabelle Clark Start Date: Aug 3, 2017 - End Date: May 2, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
Music and dance have always been my biggest passions, and I would love to study at a higher level in South Korea. 

The instructors I wish to study under are located in Seoul, and I believe training with them would be extremely beneficial to my skill set.

After some pretty traumatic events through my childhood and teen years, I became a very reserved person, and found it difficult to express myself. This jeopardized my love of performing arts, as expression is the main reason I love it in the first place. I struggled for a while, trying to find the passion I once had for performing and composing. And, through support from my closest friends, some very meaningful lyrics, and an eye-opening trip to South Korea... I've started to find my inspiration again. It's taken time, but I'm starting to find my way.

I spent 6 months working non stop to save for a trip abroad to South Korea. I gave up most aspects of my social life to save everything, all to see if I would be able to live here in the future.

When I arrived, I felt at peace. I was no longer held down by the stress that gripped me so tightly in the forms of ptsd and anxiety. I finally felt safe.
I fell in love with South Korea. With every day of my trip, I knew this is where I belonged.
In my heart, it feels more like home than I've ever known, and I would love to see myself here long-term.

I will be back in Australia as of August 11th 2017. I will be saving absolutely everything to make it back here, and find a way to be here permanently. Anything that is donated will go toward giving me a headstart for my future in Korea.

After I become more fluent in Korean, I would love to help other people who have been through similar experiences to learn the language in a relaxed and pressure-free way.

Thank you for taking time to learn more about my story.
  • Seoul, South Korea

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