On my recent trip to Asia with my graduate school cohort there were many moments of shared fun and memories we will all treasure. Two in particular stand out for me.

Korean War Memorial – Seoul
Being at the Korean War Memorial was pretty powerful. Admittedly I didn’t know much about the history of the war or the role the US and other countries played. Heck, I didn’t even realize we still had a military presence in Korea until I started doing research for this trip! Sad, but true.

Drew and I took a moment to share our thoughts on what we were feeling (with the trip, the memorial, grad school and life in general). We found ourselves at The Drop and both were profoundly affected by it.

Summer Palace – Beijing

Chris V and I were casually walking along chatting at the Summer Palace when we heard music in the distance. I said ‘where is that coming from?’ Chris said ‘I think it’s from behind those trees. You want to go check it out?’ Well, of course I did. So we made our way quickly up a hill, through some trees, not exactly on a path, until we found the source. It was an outside church and the people were completely filled with the spirit of God. It was an amazing sight to see and experience.
Sometimes you have to wander off the beaten path and take an extra moment. These are the times that you can experience the extraordinary. And find those moments shared.

About alicrain

Wanderlust. Adventurer. Mom. Mentor. Change Agent. Crazy. Servant Leader. Citizen of the World These are all words that describe me - or have been used to describe me. There are many more but we won't get in to those. What is important to know is that at the age of 45, after having a successful career and raising a son, I decided I needed a new challenge and adventure in my life. So I joined the Peace Corps. Portions of this blog were written before this time and chronicle my life during graduate school (again, something I did in my 40s). During my service in Morocco (September 2016 - December 2018) I chronicled my daily life and all it entailed to live as an American female in another country. this is a place for me to capture random thoughts and share my life's journey
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