A lot of people ask me what I’m doing in Hong Kong. Well the answer is simple – I’m going to school to get my masters in Global Communications. Apparently it’s not that simple because people can’t seem to grasp what Global Communications is. Considering I’m giving a presentation this week on the literally hundreds of definitions of the words communications and culture, I guess … Continue reading What am I doing in Hong Kong?
How do you know when a new country has become home? You get bored. The thing about traveling is that you are always moving, always trying something new, always in a state of transition. There is no constant change, however, when you move abroad. You put down roots even if it’s just for a year or two. Roots are required to balance the day-to-day requirements … Continue reading Doldrums in Hong Kong Mean I’m Home
So this was a year of normal crazy, bad crazy, good crazy, awesome crazy, and horrible crazy. I’ve been up and I’ve been down. Overall, however, it was a year worth living and that’s what counts. So since I turned 24 in 2013 (July 4 for all of you who didn’t know why that was an American holiday . . . Independence – please! . … Continue reading 2013 in Review
Have you ever felt like the world was chasing you down a dark alley, slamming you against the wall, wrapping it’s burning hot fingers around your throat, and wringing the last tendrils of life out of your very soul? Have you ever felt like that while thousands of miles away from home? Consider yourself lucky. It was Spring of 2008. Things started normally. I was … Continue reading Friday the 13th Travel Horror Story: London Theft
So I have a confession . . . I’m fat, and I’ve been fatter. I have another confession . . . I’ve rarely, if ever, let my weight stop me. I wanted to act so I acted. I wanted to compete in speech and debate so I competed. I did talent shows. I taught classes. I occasionally did sporting events. I rode rides. I even … Continue reading A Confession: Why Wait Till You’re Skinny?
Most of the time I refer to myself as a Southern Belle, but for about half of my life I wandered the Great Plains of the midwest. In the last several years, I’ve learned to embrace the dual nature that is my mixed-up self. Teaching English in China even caused me to revert back to the Nebraska accent from my youth. I’m sure my nieces … Continue reading Hearty Homestead Meals
I’ve had two Christmases in China. The first Christmas, I was a tad massively obsessive compulsive about following traditions from home. The second Christmas, I joined up was dragged along with my Irish and British friends on a Christmas Eve night that is probably not best to describe on a public website that future employers may see. Let’s just say Christmas morning involved a lot of prayer and … Continue reading This One Time in . . . China: A Painted Christmas Tree
I did it! I finally mapped most of my travels. To see the map click through this link http://www.zeemaps.com/view?group=766462&x=57.374208&y=34.831024&z=15. You can click on the location markers to see pictures and read a brief summary of my trip. If you would like to make your own map, then go to http://www.zeemaps.com. It’s free and easy. I had so much fun putting this together. Check back often … Continue reading Zeemaps – Make Your Own