If you are new here, you are welcome, friend. You are welcome if we share the same views and values and taste in books and movies, and you are welcome if we don’t. I hope you stick around because I am sure there are things I can learn from you.
Here’s a little about me…
I am 27 years old and I am still becoming. I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I hope it involves writing and travel and children and working for peace and justice in the world. After several years in the workforce, I do know some things I do NOT want to be: A mathematician, a flight attendant (claustrophobia), a professional mountain biker (bikes are not my friend), a telemarketer, a computer programmer, a magician, or involved in commercial real estate at any level. Well, I take it back. I might want to be a magician. But only if I get a wand.
I am currently living and working in Daegu, South Korea where I teach elementary school English. You can read more about my South Korea-related exploits on my blog Two Sore Thumbs. Before Daegu I was living in Raleigh, North Carolina which is beautiful and which I miss every day. I have been married to the love of my life (Jonathan, also a writer) for almost five years and still get butterflies in my stomach when I hear him coming home from work. He makes me better than I am.
After more than four years of blogging about it, I find I am still searching for purpose and meaning in my every day life, still asking questions, still learning, still growing, still becoming. My blog is a visible record for me of where I’ve been. It has given me the freedom to ask difficult questions and to honestly encounter myself and confront what I find. My readers are family members, close friends, acquaintances, and even strangers. They respond to my ramblings with grace and I am thankful.
Some current favorite things of mine include: running by the river in Daegu, hiking the beautiful South Korean mountains, sing-narrating everything I’m doing, figuring out how to bake delicious treats in a toaster oven, making friends with all the old people I meet, streaming my favorite American television shows on my computer, trying out all of the amazing Korean cosmetics, and missing my cats, Bart and Ruthie, who we had to leave behind for our time abroad.