Originally from right outside of Cleveland, I married the coolest kid in the world and we moved to Charleston, SC in 2006. I finished my degrees at the College of Charleston (Political Science, Environmental Studies) where I also worked in sustainability (developing internship programs, sharing stories of the South, creating local food purchasing policies, and hosting events).
After spending a couple of weeks in Germany in 2014, we realized that hey, living abroad could be our next big adventure. The opportunity came our way in 2016, just shy of our ten year wedding anniversary, and here we are. A piece of my heart will always be with the Holy City, but I was excited to make room for another new place and after living in the United States for nearly thirty years, more perspective in my life.
In 2018 we decided to stay in Hungary for an additional few years. We’ll officially be abroad until 2020; just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.
I love to learn. I read too much, think too much, stress too much. I’ve embraced the fact that I’m a pochemuchka, a Russian word that doesn’t translate to English, but means the person who asks too many questions. In my thirty years I’ve had time to reflect on my experiences as a daughter, a spouse, a student, a sister, a teacher, and a woman trying to make it in the world.
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