For years, though, I avoided talking about my nomadic ways. In pre-Anthony Bourdain and Other Wondering Celebrities days, talking about my favourite restaurant in Chiang Mai or favourite beach in Vietnam didn’t go over well with your average non-expat American. In my older and wiser years, I’m embracing the absurd and venturing into “Where I’m From” land.
I’m now a pharmaceutical lawyer with my own practice. I am a companion to five cats (IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!) and a horse.
After much e-stalking, I finally found my very first boyfriend, who it turns out will be my very last husband.
I garden, read (a lot—we don’t get television, but that’s a blog topic for later), work, and ride. I make jewelry, but seldom wear it anymore, so I give it away. I also knit, but we live in San Diego, so I mostly give that away, too!
Most importantly, I try to have fun in whatever I do. I am chronically cheerful, and I laugh frequently and often inappropriately. After so many years living in developing countries, I am acutely aware that any day I don’t have to walk a mile for a glass of water is a good one.
It’s working for me so far.