Well, it’s been a journey. As my loyal following knows, I spent the 2010-2011 school year teaching English in a small village in the Republic of Georgia. My blog at that time was very creatively called “A Year in Georgia.” Please see that page for more information about that year.
In 2011 I followed the times and the opportunities to China–a place I never thought I would work, but am proud to say that I didn’t hesitate to take a chance on. China has been remarkably good to me. I’m going on three years in China. Even if I leave China in the future, I hope it will always be a part of my life.
From 2011 to 2013 I worked in south China, Guangdong province in Zhuahi–a lovely, small, lush city. I changed by blog’s name to “Normal” Life because I was working at a normal university which friends and family found very amusing indeed. It was a play on the university’s name and also my comment on expat life which can be both normal and very un-normal at the same time.
In summer 2013 I moved to central China to Shaanxi province, to the ancient city of Xi’an. Having survived my first year in Xi’an, I will be staying on through 2015.
I see my blog mostly as a place to practice writing, share experiences and occasionally to let my hair down a bit about life, work, living abroad, etc. I’m glad you stopped by, hope you enjoy what you read and hope you’ll be back soon!