The First of Many

It’s been a while since I have written a blog. I started one many moons ago and thought I would blog about our newest adventure of being expats in Jakarta, Indonesia. Yes, my friends and I had high hopes that I would blog about this awesome experience. Well, I started when we first arrived in Jakarta. I did pretty good to blog a couple of times a week. But the first few weeks we were here, the only thing the boys and I did was go from our apartment to the pool downstairs, and then when Aaron would come home, he may take us somewhere. We didn’t go anywhere on our own until our boys started school. That’s when everything changed! I’ll go into more details about that in another post but yes, a little thing called life, and traffic, caught up with me, and I just stopped writing.

It’s now three years later, and we are preparing to exit out of the Big Durian (again, another post for later). I have grown and changed, and I’m ready to write! Okay, I may not totally be ready to write, but I am working on my writing skills and reading a book called Everybody Writes by Ann Handley, and rule number one is to write every single day! Seems easy enough right? Yeah, don’t think it will be but I’m up for a challenge. Plus this is great for me to go back and document all of our amazing memories and adventure of the past three years living abroad.

You might be wondering how I’m going to remember everything. The good news is, I already have an electronic journal, as most of us do, it’s called social media! Yes, you may not realize it, but social media happens to be one of the greatest journals ever. It may not be detailed, and it may not always be something worth remembering for the rest of your life (like the what nationality quiz you take that gives you three different countries depending on your picture), but it does account for a load of things that have happened in your life.

So starting today, my goal is to write every day for the next year. It will be interesting as I will be reflecting on the past, talking about changes and experiences of repatriating, and looking towards the future. So if there is something you would love to read about or ask questions about our experience, I would love to hear from you!


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