I am a wife and mother of two, one boy and one girl.
I was born in South Korea and adopted at 9 months old.
I have three siblings also adopted from South Korea.
I was raised in a small town in rural New England (hence My New England Seoul)
I love living on the east coast and could not thrive without the change in seasons.
My husband and I lived in Maryland for 10 years where we both jump started our careers but ultimately missed being close to our families so we moved back to New England.
I have a love for organizing and can’t stand clutter.
I appreciate makeup and beauty products and the transformative properties they hold.
I enjoy running and ran my first road race in November 2013. I have ran several half marathons since then but hope to run another 26.2 someday.
I love reading especially self development books and the occasional fun fiction novel.
Other randoms I love include tea, good coffee, coffee shops, relaxing bubble baths, movies, shopping, Asian food, catching up on our favorite TV shows, lazy weekends, crafting, learning new skills and spending time with my amazing husband and children.
We bought our first house in 2009 and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of making it our home. See that house tour here. In 2016 we moved from Maryland back to New England and bought our dream historic farmhouse. Built in the 1820s, it has so much character and rustic charm with an amazing view to boot. We will be sharing our journey to restoration on here. I love anything to do with home improvement, home decor and DIY, and with my super-talented husband by my side anything is possible.
My husband and I traveled back to South Korea in 2014, 29 years after being adopted to the states. It was a life-altering experience for me as I’m sure it is for all international adoptees. While there we really soaked in the culture and atmosphere. We also ended up connecting with my birth family which was truly an unexpected and last minute development. I talk more about them on here.
I find inspiration all around me while living my life. I think people are amazing, at least when they want to be. My children are my greatest joys and inspirations. Every day here on this planet is a gift and we need to maximize its potential.
My New England Seoul is just a glimpse into my life. Grab a cup of tea and stay a while!