I have been tossing around the idea of getting rid of my Facebook page for a couple weeks now. Those of you who have known me for any extended period of time, know that Facebook and I haven’t had the most consistent relationship over the years and I never seem satisfied keeping a page for very long.
Since moving to Thailand I’ve felt a weird ‘guilt’ or ‘obligation’ to stay on Facebook in order to keep everyone up to date with my life here, however, I think the reality of my desire to stay on Facebook is more rooted in my desire to stay connected with everyone there (and enjoy the occasional, potentially un-healthy, stalking session.)
The longer I’ve been away and the more that I’ve gotten settled in my life here, the more that I feel it’s important for me to give up trying to have a life both in Omaha, NE and in Hang Dong, Thailand. I cannot enjoy the life I’m living here, if I’m constantly thinking about the life I left there. I cannot fully give myself to the people here, if I’m saving bits of my heart for the people I love there.
All that said, from a person who admittedly hates commitments, I’ve decided (it’s about time) to 100% commit to my life here in Thailand. And with this commitment comes a farewell to my life on Facebook.
as I am an uber-communicator and apparently and avid instagram taker (I refuse to be called and iger…), I have decided to start up this blog.
[shout out to my Crane Coffee ladies for the title!!]
I will do my best to post pictures and tell you all stories.
I also love emails. They bring me so much more joy than a ‘like’ on a photo. So, please, please email me.
We’ll finish this first blog post with this lovely picture of my current condition:
Sunshine got her some sunshine. ha.
I’ve always bragged about my non-sunburning, olive colored skin. Having lived in Thailand for 6 months now and I have been sunburnt 3 times. This one is certainly the worst and has left me looking like a raccoon or as Geshem so tenderly called me, ‘a monster.’ I humbly cry out ‘uncle’ to the Thailand sunshine and will learn how to wear sunscreen.
(i’m pretty sure you can subscribe if you want to, or i will send out emails when I write a new post. I also think my wonderful bestie in the midwestie is going to post on Facebook when i write, soooooo…..it’ll be hard to miss me! you’ll hardly know i’m gone!)