So I have survived the first week of my challenge to live without social media, games, reading, etc.apps on my phone and learn how to be present, less distracted and more efficient. I didn't realized how hard this would be until my first afternoon when I was waiting in line somewhere and didn't have something … Continue reading One week of being less distracted…
Over the years I have accomplished many things that I am supremely proud of, and well, as many things I am not so proud of, but I don't have regrets. In my 43 years, I have crossed off all of the things I wished for as a child and even a few "bucket list" items … Continue reading Wishes
Has it really been 2 years? It is hard to believe that 2 years ago I was in China finishing my year of studying Chinese and began teaching children of migrant workers English. I drug out my departure to the very last minute. My visa expired July 20 and I left July 19th. I was … Continue reading Where does the time go??
2012-6-1 One of the first reactions of all Americans entering China is how dirty everything is. Not just the pollution, but the trash on the ground, the dust everywhere, and the lack of what they feel are necessities in their modern life in America. Their first instinct is to apply tons of hand sanitizer on … Continue reading Are Americans too safe and sanitary?
I have avoided talking about it for months, at least in any specific terms. It was just too painful. Being on the opposite side of the world from your love. I tried to push the memories away but they keep coming back haunting my dreams. I didn't want to think about it, much less talk … Continue reading This is where I hope to write about my trip