but after exploring my own background more I decided to pursue a life in Seoul, South Korea.
Thank you for reading my little blog. My name is Sara, or Moonie Sara if you'd like.
I'm a Chinese Korean who was adopted to a family in Norway close to the age of 2. I grew up in a small Norwegian town and with my love for adventure, I quickly figured out I had to move to somewhere bigger. My first move was to London for my studies at 18 and now... I'm working towards Seoul.
I grew up quite unsure of myself and who I was. Trying to balance my ethnicity with my nationality turned out to be a lot harder than I originally thought. And at the age og 18, I went through a drastic change: I went from absolutely loathing everything that made me Asian, that made me different from everyone else, to now being proud of it. I'm still learning to accept myself fully. But the difference of being confident in myself, compared to how I was as a child, has made me a lot happier and secure.
With how much I have been moving in between countries, I have been forced to think about my own consumption and how much I actually need to live. Often having to pack my life into a suitcase or two. This has helped me realise that I don't actually need a lot of the things I thought I did. Because of this, I am trying to and exploring how it is to live minimally and simple. I was also very inspired by our Fast Fashion Campaign made during my graduate year, as well as Candice Tay.
Moonie Sara is my attempt at living my best life. This blog will document my journey and show what it's like to move somewhere new, to reclaim your lost background and finding yourself. It will show the small and big adventures in my life, for me to get to a place of calm. I also have a book about this, that explains my childhood a little. Keep in mind this is not as in depth as I'd like too, but it's still one chapter more than none. 50 people, I am Asian.
This is not a blog for me to showcase perfection, because perfection doesn't exist. This is simply my individual journey to trying to make a positive change within myself, and maybe even others if I'm lucky.