Thursday, October 25, 2012

Money or Family?

As some people already know, I live in the USA with my husband and my baby girl. Since he is a student, I am here staying at home taking care of the baby and cooking. My problem is I want to make money. I like traveling around and I want to visit James's family with Yuri, but I can't since James makes so little money as a student. I feel that if I go back to Korea, I will be able to start working and make money. I feel like doing nothing here... Should I go back to Korea with Yuri and start working there or just stay here in the US and not make money and stay with my husband and support him..?

It is a huge dilemma...

What would you do if you were me? I need some suggestion..


  1. Have you thought about getting a job teaching Korean here in the US? If you move back to Korea it might create loneliness for you and your husband.

    1. Maybe, I can teach Korean... That gave me an idea! Thanks for the suggestion. :)

  2. Why not work in the U.S.? I think you would be able to find a job, since you have your university degree. If not possible, would it be possible for James to finish schooling in Korea? I think it would be best to stay as a familial unit, for support and famaliarity.

    For Yuri, I'm concerned about her treatment if she lived in Korea. Although, my mother's native country is a fantastic place, it isn't the most accomodating towards foreigners, much less for half korean hybrids like myself. Although I appreciate my mixture now, when I grew up in Korea, I remember disdaining my black heritage, being discriminated agaisnt and so on. Of course you must have felt some of the discrimination dating a black man, then marrying him. If Yuri grows up in Korea, I'm sure she will also experience a lot of it. Just be careful.

    1. Awwww! You are like Yuri, a blasian! Lovely! :) Thanks for your insight. I appreciate it!

  3. I was going to suggest that you could work here also. Pretty much, you can find work here just about anywhere doing anything. If you're town has a community college, you can ask there, if you want to teach. Or, you can babysit other people's children for a reasonable price. If you like kids, try a daycare or something. Or work with your church. I know they usually have some kind of job.

    But, I would not move out of the country without my husband. You would need all the time possible to grew and strengthen you're relationship. Plus, if you do move, you would have to spend even more money on tickets and things just visit each other...

    As Jun Tae said, I'm worried about how you will be treated if you went home. I have read a lot of things online and talked to my friend about how people of my race (black) are generally treated in Korean (or anywhere), and it concerns me since I'm a sensitive person already.

    But anyway, it is for you and your husband to discuss. Trust in the Lord to help you and know He would not want to do anything that hurts you.

    Everything will be alright. :) <3

    -Robin J.

  4. What about translating documents for a company/museum?
    You can sometimes work at home so you won't have to pay for a baby sitter. Museums and touristic places are really a good thing, in my country they need to translate some documents for the foreign clients. I don't know how it works in the US.

    Also, you can work as an interpreter for events like exhibitions, or hospitals, companies, Korean associations, etc. Contact the Korean embassy in the US, they might be recruiting for part time/full time jobs in administration or for events.