Why, hello there!
The title of this blog has been “Corporate Housekeeping” since its birth in May 2012, until the beginning of this year, 2017. I am a lawyer by profession, hence the legal term, but I love so many other things equally with the practice of law, and these other things almost always have to do with travel. Because of the myriad of changes in my life since April 2013, and the fact that my kids have grown so much since and continue to do so now, I think a new blog (and title) is in order, but going back through one year of posts on “Corporate Housekeeping” brings back so much love and memories of my home country that I feel I would like to continue sharing with you. Besides, I miss my blogging community and you, my dear readers!
These are my notes on our family journeys, and our other adventures. I’d been on hiatus from blogging for nearly 4 years (gasp!) since starting to live an expat family’s life. I’d like to share these notes with you, as much as I’d like them to be keepsakes for my own children and generations after them. By blogging, I hope that in my own little way, I am spreading the beautiful and good among the things I have seen and done. As always, I would almost entirely just talk about the positive, because I feel there is enough of the opposite to be found elsewhere.
I hope that my children will remember that journeys don’t always pan out perfectly; luggage gets lost; flights get delayed; family drama ensues over nothing; boats get stalled, toilets could be non-existent for miles and all you have is a patch of grass and making like a bear in the woods; strangers and locals could be egregiously rude or seem dangerous and frightening; foods could be too weird; allergies flare up; places could be disappointingly mundane; it’s entirely possible that you’ve packed the wrong things and dressed inappropriately for the climate or prevalent cultural dress code; and there is crushing, absolutely heartbreaking poverty and suffering everywhere.
In the end, you have created memories, and memories are notoriously selective, especially when they happen when you’re still very young, and if I could make that selection, I’d like my own children to remember that basic truth— there is literally a world of difference between 2 people, and a boundless universe among countries, which make relentless discovery such a wonderful thing, but there really is a lot more we have in common, and I suspect that would have everything to do with our search for joy, among us living underneath the same sun.
The photos used in this blog were taken and copyrighted by me as a non-professional photographer. I hope you like them; and if you do, please feel free to share and link back to this blog. I humbly request that by sharing, you would remain faithful to their intended purpose, to make this world friendlier to our children.
Thank you for reading and enjoy your travels!