Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Stunning Libraries I Want to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana at  The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is “Questions I Would Ask My Favorite Authors”, but I wasn’t too jazzed on the topic, so I came up with one of my own. After making a post about 10 Bookstores I Want to Visit, I thought it would be cool to do the same, but for libraries. It was so fun looking at pictures of all these gorgeous libraries and it left me with a serious case of wanderlust!

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Bookstores I Want to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana at  The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is a Freebie (you get to come up with your own!) I borrowed this idea from Anna at The Bursting Bookshelf. You can view her post here. It was so fun to live vicariously through these pictures as most bookstores are grab-and-go only right now.

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Travel Throwback Thursday – Holland, the Netherlands

Back in 2017, after I’d finished my teaching contract in South Korea, I spent a few weeks traveling in Western Europe. One of the places I fell in love with was the Netherlands – it was so charming and quaint. And while I spent the requisite time in Amsterdam, I was charmed by Holland (a province in the Netherlands). It was like something out of a storybook – wooden clogs (klomp), wheels of golden cheese, tulips, farm animals and windmills! Oh my!

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Travel Throwback Thursday

Since we’re all stuck at home for an undetermined length of time, I thought it might be fun to revisit some cool travel memories from my past.

Back in 2014-2015, I lived and taught in Gifu, Japan (just outside of Nagoya)….

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New Years Resolutions: Are We Doomed To Fail?

Ahhh, the new year.  A time, when we all collectively rush out to buy gym memberships we will use for a month and pay for for the next eleven.  I’m completely guilty of rushing headlong into resolutions – like a bull charging a red cape.  And surprise! – that cape continually gets yanked out of reach – until even looking at the color red makes me feel guilty and annoyed.  Studies show that only 8% percent of people keep their resolutions, which begs the question: Are we doomed to fail?

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How to Live and Teach Abroad.

A lot of my friends and acquaintances who keep up with my Instagram posts are really curious.  You go to all these cool places.  How do you do it?  No, I’m not secretly rich.  No, I don’t have a job as an International Spy of Mystery (although if I did, I wouldn’t tell you.) The short answer is: I teach.

When I tell people I’ve taught in Japan and South Korea, it’s very shortly followed by: How? As in, how did I get started?  Below, I’ll detail some of the process.

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