"Do one thing every day that scares you"--Eleanor Roosevelt
Eating weird food? Sure. By this point I've had grasshoppers, chicken feet, silk worm larvae, and live octopus to name a few. Talking to random strangers? Yep. Making a fool of myself by attempting to speak Korean? Ok. I've done a whole lot of things that have made me uncomfortable over the past eight months.
However, one thing I hadn't been able to do in my 8 months here was visit the jimjubang. Instead of describing every detail of a jimjibang, I'll just let you google it for yourself. Let's just say, there's a lot of nudity involved. Lots and lots of nudity. Hence why it's been something I've been avoiding.
Today I finally faced that fear. I feel as if it's kind of like my Korean rite of passage. While visiting a jimjibang is routine for Koreans, I'm pretty sure it's strangest experience I've had in Korea. With that said, I'm glad I had that unique cultural experience. I'm just not sure if it's an experience I need to have again. But at least if I do it will be a whole lot easier the next time around.