|Rich and I sharing the first dance at our wedding in Las Vegas.|
The challenge for Day 1: The story of your life in 250 words or less.
I’m Crystal Del Turpin a Texan living abroad in Seoul, South Korea. Since moving to Korea I have taught English in a private school, learned to practice Taekwondo, and even opened my own vintage clothing shop on Etsy. I am married to a wonderful man, Rich, who is currently serving in the U.S. Army as a Blackhawk pilot and we have been living abroad for over a year. I grew up in a tiny Texas town with an even tinier high school and when I graduated I never looked back! First, I left for an internship in East Texas studying seminary, then I took off for England for a year before finally coming back to Texas for a couple of years before I was off again. I was fortunate enough to land a scholarship to Kansas State University and completed my undergraduate in the middle of the country in the beautiful Midwest. I was 23 before I truly experienced four seasons and snow! Not only did Kansas give me snow, but best of all I met my husband Rich during my junior year of school. Rich and I embarked on a whirlwind romance and got married in exciting Las Vegas just over a year from our first date. I have a love of languages, food, fitness, and I am a free spirit who never shies from adventure. I will be returning to America to start graduate school at the University of Alabama and I can’t wait to see whom I’ll meet and what I’ll learn in the newest chapter of my life.