Wow, time flies doesn't it? I hadn't realized it had been so long since I kept up with my posting and even longer since I did any really writing. Life is funny that way. It has been exactly 4 years since I came home from my year in China. Four years of ups and downs … Continue reading 好久不见 (Long Time, No See)
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…
Anyone that has seen me in person can attest to the fact that I am constantly on my phone. Whether it is for a text, a quick Facebook check or status update, I am always on my phone. It has gotten so bad lately that I believe it is causing my anxiety level to rise. … Continue reading Trying Something New
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??
安霓珊：我很享受奉献爱心的过程 I was interviewed when I was teaching for a dear friend's school in Kaifeng. This is the article. It is in Chinese, but a friend translated it. I am extremely honored to be apart of this school, and would do it again in a heartbeat. For those that don't know Anni Shan is the … Continue reading Story in the Kaifeng News about me and my teaching
Having recently moved into my own apartment, I’ve been unpacking my things and came across two boxes, one from my first trip to China and the second one from the most recent trip. Inside were momentos I had collected along the way. I took every scrap of paper and worn train ticket out and touched … Continue reading Moments in time…