I recently learned a very beautiful Korean proverb:

“옷깃만 스쳐도 인연이다”

This roughly means that even though you just quickly brush by other people, they will somehow become part of your destiny. I honestly never used to believe in destiny, and I still don’t think that I do. However, I do believe that we may shape our own future and that the people we surround ourselves with may help us do so.

Ever since I started learning Korean I have had so many wonderful experiences with either Koreans, fellow Korean learners, or Korea bloggers. Before I started on this language learning journey I had no idea that these people even existed. But now, I feel that they are part of my everyday life even though I may not actually have met them all in person. This is what I love about the internet community, and this is also why this proverb is true! When browsing through other people’s blogs, twitter accounts, or youtube channels I feel that I learn about them and their mindset in a way that helps me shape my own goals and ideas. In that sense they do become part of my destiny! I’m so thankful for being part of a Korean-learning/Korean-loving community and this short post is a a shout-out to all of you out there who have become a part of my Korean destiny. Thank you!

8 Comments »

  1. What a lovely and thought-provoking expression. I must agree that there is a lovely group of language learners online. I thoroughly enjoy reading about other people’s learning experiences and journeys. They are so inspiring. 🙂

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  2. I don’t really believe in destiny, but sometimes it’s like life just grabs your wrist and directs you in some unexpected direction. Well, at least that’s what happened with Korean. ~4 months in and still studying everyday (well, almost) ^^ It’s so much fun.

    I recently came across your interview on Motivate Korean and found your blog. I think you’ve got a lot of helpful tips on here 🙂 Also, it’s nice to meet another Dane who’s studying Korean (I figured I’d write in English since your blog is in English).

    Fortsat god vind med studierne x

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    • Hi Maria! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Happy to meet a fellow Danish korean learner. On that note you should check out koreanstudentblog.wordpress.com too! I’d love to hear why you study Korean, so feel free to contact me directly through the “contact me” link!

      Tak og i lige måde ^^

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