The expat part of my life's story started back in December 2001 when I received a forward from a college professor. The original email was from my friend Kimi who was teaching Drama down in the Dominican Republic and they had an immediate need for a music teacher because the guy who was working there had 'done a runner' at Thanksgiving- he'd waved goodbye for the weekend... to never return! I emailed Kimi back just to say hi- we hadn't talked in years and I told her it was neat what she was doing (but I was not interested, thank you very much).
Well, fast forward about two weeks later- I'm in New Orleans with my dad, meeting the director of the school. After a three-hour interview he said, "Would you like to know how much you'll be making?" I kind of shrugged and he smirked and said, "You realize I'm offering you the job, right?" Then, as I sat in stunned silence, he asked if I wanted to go get my dad, who was in the room down the hall.
I spent two and a half years in the sunny Caribbean. Then I moved to Kuwait where I taught MS/HS choir and guitar and met the Rugby Star and adopted two furbabies. I was there three years (the Rugby Star was there for two years), then we moved together to Shanghai, getting engaged in the summer in between. Two years and a big GA wedding later, we moved to Guatemala, got another furbaby after losing one in the floods, and had the Ladybug. Three years later, two furbabies, one kid and one on the way, we moved back to the sandbox and are currently residing in Bahrain.
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