I know. I KNOW!! Where the hell have I been, right???
Well, I’ve been busy! For starters, I moved back to the United States last year. Along with having to find a new place to live and set up a new home from scratch (again), I also started a new career working from home, bought a car (!!!), and oh yah, GOT MARRIED!!
When my expatriate adventures started coming to an end early last year, I couldn’t bring myself to write this post. The last post. I guess in some ways posting about such a topic would mean this chapter was coming to an end. Although I knew this last year would be filled with excitement, realizing I was no longer going to call Hong Kong home was just too much to face.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I started Hong Kong… according to Ken shortly after arriving in Hong Kong, more than 5 years ago. I decided this format would be the easiest and quickest way to let my friends and family know how my life was going… 8,500 miles away. However, this blog soon turned into so much more. It forced me to learn more about Hong Kong (the good and the bad) that I otherwise would not have learned, if not for the needed posts topics. It also started a dialogue, not only to my peeps back home, but to, well, the world. This was not planned or expected. Little did I know the impact that you, the readers, would have on my life. This blog was my outlet for A LOT of frustrations, but more importantly it became a portal of inspiration from so many people who wanted to help with my transition.
Along with being invited to some pretty cool events, a guest author on travel sites, a participant in city case studies, university student studies… this ride has been beyond my wildest dreams. The emails, although not always sweet, were still like candy to me. I loved hearing about your expat adventures and your gracious advice for me with mine. Looking back, I certainly received some interesting emails over the years. From where to find canned chili and baking soda to being asked out on dates! Every email brought a smile to my face and made my day a little better. So, THANK YOU.
So, there you have it. The end, I guess. I still see a lot of new followers, and I want to thank each of you. But, please know I will not be posting anymore.
Again, thank you for making my time in Hong Kong the most memorable years of my whole life. Did I mention I met my husband in Hong Kong?