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Hello world!

Welcome to my blog!  I know that’s cliche, but I hope that won’t be a trend in my posts.

I think I’ve finally figured this out.  A few months back I took part in a fantastic social media training through my job.  Unfortunately, life got in the way and I didn’t get to finish.  However, I did take away some very valuable information; I just wasn’t sure how to apply it or what to do without being too all over the place.  I pondered the idea of doing the mom blog thing, but there are so many wonderful ones out there already, I thought I’d just get lost in the crowd.  After lots (and lots!) of thought, I think I’ve finally found the direction I will go.

Recent events in my life have reawakened my passion for cultural exchange and the world around me.  Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved learning about different countries and cultures.  That interest has really shaped who I am today.  My first international  travel experience happened the summer after my freshman year in high school.  I was traveling on my own (meaning without my family), on an airplane for 23 days to Russia.  This was back in the early 90s, shortly after communism fell there, so not many Americans had been able to travel there.  To this day, that is still one of the most eye-opening experiences I’ve ever had and helped me to grow in ways I can’t begin to put into words.  Ever since that trip, I’ve been such an advocate of travel and cultural exchange.  It’s even led me down the career paths I’ve chosen – first as a foreign language teacher, now as coordinator for cultural exchange programs.

I hope that through this blog I can share my experiences, my thoughts and bring a little bit of the world to you!

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