about the author
As an Army "brat" and born traveler, I have lived around the world (South Korea, Mexico, England, China, Qatar, India and currently Latvia, as well as many of the 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 am currently re-examining my goals and vision for this site. For now, I do plan to maintain the travel page, which chronicles my global travel experiences.
Besides travel and counseling, I also enjoy cooking, taking pictures, hiking, attempting to paint and craft, reading, brunching, and spending time with friends, family, and my cat.
To learn more, visit my professional portfolio.
Adventures in counseling
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!
adventures in traveling
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 Delhi, India at the American Embassy School. I have been to conferences in Lisbon, Cape Town, Beijing, Cape Cod, Phoenix, Hong Kong, Denver, Mumbai, Belgium, and there's more in the works!
The travel journal will be dedicated to posts about my international lifestyle within 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 friends and family.
Please ask questions and
give suggestions for new posts
to the travel journal!