2013 was OK. Mostly a good year. It went by very fast. In March I started a job at an elementary school in a different city near Seoul. This job doesn't allow me all the free time like my last job did, but I get paid overtime, and this city is in a much better location than my previous two cities.
I took two trips this year. Hong Kong in January, and Indonesia and Singapore in August. Neither trip turned out to be very good. Hong Kong because I was really sick the last two days, so being sick is my main memory of the trip. Indonesia/Singapore because of poor planning on my part and the time I had available to go was not good.
This year I started thinking more seriously about what will happen when I go back to the US, and trying to prepare for it. I haven't been to the US since I left in February 2012. All I miss is food, my studio, and being able to easily find clothes in my size. If I can stay in Korea one more year I might be back to visit in January or February.
I got back into doing some jewelry work this year to prepare for when I eventually move back. I started relearning watercolor rendering and was doing more wax carving at the beginning of the year, but slowed down with that when I started my current job in March. In September I started learning CAD and completely stopped with watercolors and sketching. I don't have a studio, so of course I didn't make anything new, but I managed to get 1 piece published in a book and 2 pieces in the permanent collection of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art this year.
This was not a very good year for learning Korean. Because of my busy job and working on jewelry stuff I had less time and energy to study. I've also been feeling bored with my study.