Life in Laos through the lens of a diplomatic wife raising twin toddlers.
One of my earliest memories was flying on a trans-Pacific flight from my birthplace in Bangkok, Thailand, to the United States when I was six years old. Ever since then, it has always felt natural for me to criss-cross the globe. So after growing up in the northeast of the US, my life, my work and my curiosity have taken me to over 35 countries.
This blog picks up from where I began blogging nine years ago, documenting my transformation from an international investment banker into a Peace Corps Volunteer into a humanitarian aid and development worker. In some ways it is a celebration of my 10th-year anniversary of taking those first steps to change my life, steps which have led to great things for me, not least of which is meeting my husband while in the Peace Corps, and becoming a mother of two wonderful twin children (boy & girl) who are now two years old. My husband’s career takes us to a foreign country every two to three years so as a family we’ve already lived in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and will be moving to Vientiane, Laos later this summer.
My global adventures continue now with three people in tow and with a lot more luggage but still with the same wanderlust passion to experience the world.
I’m currently in the US studying Lao and preparing for our overseas move. I’m also researching possible development jobs in Laos for when I get there. During my down time, I’ve been writing a lot about my previous travels and experiences overseas. These memories have been resurfacing as I conduct my job search and begin to look forward to future travels in Asia. In some ways I’m really procrastinating from job seeking and doing boring packing stuff, but I allow my mind to wander as a way to open up my world looking toward our new life in a new country and reflecting on work that was very important to me.
I hope my posts are worth reading and I welcome input from others who may be along a similar path or share common interests. It’s always nice to meet kindred spirits.
Along the way, I’ve dabbled in travel writing at The Transit Cafe, and One World Journey. I’m a regular contributor to World Mom’s Blog and have contributed photography of Namibia at One World Journeys, and Mongabay. I am also a member of AFAR Experiences.