Welcome to my unconventional life.

sanityHopefully you’ve read a little of my back story explaining how I got here and why. This is where I write about where I am, what I do, and how I do it. That has to be one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and family back in the US…what do you do all day? Sometimes it’s difficult for me to wrap my head around this question and come up with an answer on the fly. So, I decided to write about it. Everything from getting used to grocery shopping and coming home with what is technically considered contraband, to learning how to raise chickens and pigs…and then eating them, (hint: don’t name them!)

The learning curve has been incredibly steep and at times I was sure I would go completely out of my mind. However with the addition of a few creature comforts,  some modern conveniences, and the friendship of some incredible people, those moments are fewer and further between. These days I am starting to relax and take things more in stride (like crabs in my shower).

I feel very blessed but I don’t consider myself lucky. It’s been a long road and my husband and I have worked (and continue to work) very hard for this to happen.

Thanks for joining me and enjoy the ride!