Now there are TWO adventurous blogs on one website!
the counseling blog
I originally started a school counseling blog in the hopes of connecting with other school counselors in the United States. I wanted to share what I was working on and I hoped to get other counselors to provide feedback and share what they do. I was impressed with the content already available in counseling blogs, and only wanted to share my own take on school counseling program delivery.
Now I work at an international school, so I have come across new populations and needs. This means that my methods and techniques have required flexibility and adaptation. The school counseling blog has changed along with these environmental changes.
I look forward to continuing to collaborate with school counselors, but especially those working in international schools around the world. Please feel free to comment and provide feedback!
the travel journal
I'm also an international traveler! My job as an international school counselor allows me to live overseas, and travel around the world on breaks & for professional conferences. Most recently, I have been working in Qatar, and had the opportunity to visit Paris, Prague, Lisbon, Cape Town, Madrid, Barcelona, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cape Cod, Amsterdam, and many more! And in July 2016, I will be relocating to Delhi, India!
The travel journal will be dedicated to posts about my international lifestyle in the local culture, as well as travels to other cities and countries. I hope to connect with other international travelers, as well as post photos and stories for students, friends, and family.
Please ask questions and
give suggestions for new posts
to the travel journal!
To learn more about my experiences, visit my professional portfolio.
about the author
As an Army "brat" and born traveler, I have lived all around the world (South Korea, Mexico, England, China, and Thailand, as well as many states in America). As an adult, I've sought new adventures in both location and jobs (as a licensed teacher, a bookseller, a concierge, a barista, a mentor, a manager… just to name a few!). I believe I have found the best job in the world for me: an international school counselor.
This website & blog were created as a way to record my first years of counseling, but I have now added international school counseling to the mix. I hope to capture a portion of the methods I am using in schools (with recommendations and/ or needed tweaks), as well as my travel experiences, to inform both my own professional practice and share my travels with others who want to join in this epic adventure!
Besides travel and counseling, I also enjoy walking my dog, hiking, reading, blogging, and spending time with friends and family.