I was born in Indiana, USA and my childhood years were filled with downtown corn roasts, riding my bike to Walgreens, and munching on soft pretzels in the over-chlorinated air at the Hub Pool. When I was 16, I walked onto a plane with a Cheshire cat grin on my face, bound for Estonia via New York and Helsinki. For one year I lived the life of a Rotary Youth Ambassador while also having the opportunity to travel to places such as Russia, Italy, and Sweden.
During my time in Tallinn, Estonia I learned how to navigate ice covered cobblestone streets in heeled boots, had my first taste of chopped liver, discovered the pleasure of a wooden sauna, and ate more sour cream topped solyanka soup than was probably good for me. I also realised that Europe was the place for me.
In 1998 I moved to London, England where I lived for nine years working mainly in education and social services. The vibe of the city with its atmosphere of potential and success is something I will always love and miss. In 2007 I packed my bags once more, this time with two cats in tow, and jumped onboard a Stena Line ferry landing in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (well technically Hoek van Holland).
We (my Dutch husband and our two black cats Blair and Cleo) live in Ridderkerk-Bolnes, a small town on the edge of Rotterdam very near the river. I am the VP of Operations at an ed-tech company, which I really enjoy. In my free time I enjoy reading, travelling, photography, playing mahjong (the original version, not the matching one), listening to music, and baking/cooking. I am easily distracted by plants, fountain pens, and all things stationery.
Not sure what to write about? Maybe the following will help spark some ideas:
1. What do you like to do in your free time?
2. What is your favourite food?
3. How did you spend your time yesterday?
4. What are you doing today?
5. Do you have any plans for tomorrow?
6. Tell me/teach me your favourite word in a language you speak. Don't forget to tell me why it is your favourite!
I'm pretty flexible when it comes to postcards. Do you like it? Then I am sure I will too. I try to register received cards and upload a photo on the same day it arrives. However, sometimes things get busy, but I usually always manage to do so within a few days from arrival at the latest.
Looking forward to getting to know a little bit about you and where you are from.
Thank You and Happy Postcrossing!