My phone buzzed in my jacket pocket. It’s mom. She’s wondering if I heard about this new virus that’s spreading in China. Wear a mask and be careful, she wrote. … Continue reading One teacher’s worry of the effects from the novel coronavirus
China is my do-over. It’s my “let’s get it right this time.” When I went abroad for the first time last year, I lived in UAE, muddling through, floundering about– … Continue reading Why Expats Should Accept Every Invite During Their First Month Abroad
My first day was absolutely unforgiving. Like, pack my bags, fire up the taxi, I’m going back home–rough. Yeah. I can laugh it off now because I’ve fully recovered, but … Continue reading My life in Dalian, China after two weeks
I will admit it: I never thought I’d move to China. For whatever reason, China never enticed me the way other countries and cultures have, yet here I am. Suspense … Continue reading I’m Moving to China!
So, where’s St. Louisiana? I don’t know. Do you? Of the twenty new teachers in my summer 2018 cohort, I was the only North American. Everyone else came from the … Continue reading The Girl From St. Louisiana: Secrets of Expat Life in UAE