All Around The World | Let’s Catch Up

Hey guys welcome back to the blog, my name is Star Lengas and it’s been a long minute since I’ve updated the blog and updated ya on the happenings of my life, my wanderlust, my k-beauty obsessions, and just like errrthang!

Last time, we officially talked I was en route to Bali, Cambodia, Seoul Fashion Week, Togo, Hong Kong, and Thailand — I was officially a jetsetter and I was LOVING IT! I spent the majority of my summer in Seoul, with a quick bae-cation to Jeju Island, had some supremely awesome Korean skincare facials and a minor plastic surgery mishap, celebrated my 30th birthday on a rooftop in Hongdae, and created the first ever Seoul Blogger Brunch! (oh and if you’re sitting there shocked, clearly you need to be following me on Instagram & Facebook, duh!)

Writing that sounds amazing but the proof is totes in the pudding, which means I will be backtracking back to February 2017 to fully tell the tale of my journey into becoming a creativepreneur and the perks/pitfalls of it all, plus I’ve rocked like 4 different hairstyles, and that needssss to be discussed!

WATCH MY VIDEO (& keep on reading):

BUT, before we jump into the past, let’s skip to the here and now. I’ve gone through a lot of changes since you last saw me, the most significant being my move to Texas (#ArmyWifeLife). You heard me correctly.  Texas. If you’re unfamiliar with Texas, just pull up anything by Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks.

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Yup, Texas.

However, I can’t front like my return to America was all bad, because I spent the past month vacationing on Rhode Island & Cape Cod, coupled with day trips to Boston, Plymouth, and Salem. Not to mention, after 6 years of marriage my family FINALLY met my husband’s family and that was drama good. After we left the east coast and began our drive to Texas. We stopped briefly in Indiana to visit my bestie before finally arriving in cowboy country. Sidenote: a rocking playlist is the ONLY way to make it through a cross-country drive … oh and listening to Harry Potter on audible #life

As of this posting, we’ve been in Texas for 10 days and I have spent the majority of the time – holed up in our hotel while downing my sorrows in tacos & margaritas… oh and house hunting because that’s important.

In closing, 3 facts remain:

  1. I no longer living in Seoul and I feel gutted every time I see all the funners my friends are having back in South Korea.
  2. Texas cannot hold up to the awesomeness that was living abroad in Asia … especially since I’m 8-10 hours from major cities like Dallas & Houston! Talk about, sacrilegious for any wanderlust-er! There is a local airport 20 minutes away, so I’m already plotting my adventures from the borderlands.
  3. Life is always fun as a redhead (but I’m also contemplating a color shit to mark my new mood … what say you? Back to Black or Purple Rain?

What have you been up to these past few months? Leave a comment below and tell me what you’ve been up to these past few months!

P.S. I’m actually super keen to explore the USA, so do let me know which cities I should visit. Do you have any fun travel plans for the rest of 2017?  What songs are you vibing to at the moment? For me, it’s anything by LionBabe! ^^

xx, Star Lengas

 

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  1. Brian Keith Dye October 17, 2017 / 6:35 am

    How is the reverse culture shock going? Or did you even notice it? It’s one of the things lurking in my mind about my own eventual return to the states. Part of me wants to stay in Asia or maybe Europe but the other part knows its soon time to go home and put some roots down somewhere!

  2. Karla October 21, 2017 / 4:04 am

    Wow! If only I was in Seoul that time, I would attend that Seoul Blogger Brunch. It looks so much fun! I think I can relate with you about feeling gutted whenever I see posts about Korea. It’s been four months since I left. Anyway, have a great adventure ahead!

  3. Alla Ponomareva October 22, 2017 / 7:23 am

    Similar to Karla, I wish I was around to attend the Seoul Blogger Brunch – the pictures in your feed look fabulous and like an awesome power girl time! Slightly envious of frequent travelers like the military families who get to have a change of scenery every one or two years. I bet you’re going to kick butt in Texas with your sass, confidence and entrepreneur-ness and Seoul will be just a distant memory. All the best!

  4. Wendy October 22, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    You’ve been very busy!!!! My husband is on his way to Dallas as of this writing…. but he’s always on business trips so he feels like he hasn’t seen much even though he has travelled extensively. Good luck on your adventures. 20 minutes to the airport is super close and tempting!!!!! I grew up very close to the airport and my Dad was working with the airline company, lol.

  5. Rocio Cadena October 23, 2017 / 12:29 am

    Heya, welcome back!! Happy to have your peppy, humorous writing join in the ‘club’ again (lol). You’ve been through quite the whirlwind of events, ey! Wow, Texas… I’m sorry? (LOL!!). I’m looking forth to reading your future posts about living there. I also love that you’ve decided to break up what’s happened in digestible bits like this post, rather than word vomit it all in one single one. I’ve been busy, too! Gone through lots of emotional uncovering, accepting, healing, self-published & launched my first book with a smashing art event during the summer. Became an assistant editor for a local magazine and have writing for more local pubs. Now looking to expand and get more (impressive) by-lines in US-based online & print outlets 🙂

  6. Matthew Collamer October 23, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    Star! This was amazing…really enjoyed checking out your video. Super cool that we’re both content creators on YouTube. Now that you’re back at it, I’m excited to keep up with what you’re doing on there! Amazing that you were exploring all around Massachusetts….that’s where I live! You’re killing it…can’t wait to see your content that comes out!

  7. Matthew Collamer October 23, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    Forgot about giving you an update about me! After finishing my teaching contract in Korea this past February, I spent a few months in Thailand, Myanmar and then Spain. After returning to the Boston area, I decided to go for freelancing full-time as a filmmaker/photographer. It’s been scary, but I’m so glad I’m going for it. So much has happened, and things are certainly picking up. Super excited about where this journey will lead me!

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