Well, yesterday it happened. The first person to die of the Coronavirus in Hong Kong. He had travelled to China. He was young. Around 40 I believe. They said he […]
Hello! This is me! We are from Illinois. Both of B and I attended the same high school but did not really know each other at the time. We met after he finished high school and had been together pretty much ever since. We were married over a decade. We have three fantastic children, Monkey, Dude/Bub, and Monster.
About five years ago, B and I discussed the option of teaching overseas. B is a systems administrator and can fix just about anything. We discussed the pros and cons of such a decision. In the end, we decided to go for it. I worked in the same school as my children in Illinois while I worked to secure a job overseas.
Each year, there were interviews and a couple positions, but most were not feasible because of the added cost of schooling for three children. My position began to make drastic changes, and Love was ready for a change at the end of this past school year. He applied to a government lab. We discussed other locations we would be willing to move to in terms on overseas teaching. I had actually thought this year was done with, but I sent out letters of interest anyway. I made changes to the important papers in preparation for the next recruiting season in November and December.
At the end of April 2016, I received an email from a school in Hong Kong asking for an interview. The day after Mothers' Day, I was offered a position in the international school. At the same time as my interview process, B was going through his interview process with the lab. In the end, he was passed over for whatever reason. After much discussion,we chose to accept the position. We had about two months to get our affairs in order.
It has been a difficult road since leaving my very tight knit family in the States, but my hope is this experience provides my children with unique experiences they would have not had living in a small rural town of Illinois.
So, here we are living in the New Territories of Hong Kong. My children attend schools within my company. B is employed by the same company.
Join us in our adventure as we navigate Hong Kong and create a home since we landed here in Hong Kong on 25th July 2016.
It’s crazy. It all really started for us the last day before the Chinese New Year holiday. At that time, there had been no real confirmed cases in Hong Kong. […]
The kids and I left Freeport fairly early to get back to Apple River to go to House on the Rock with my family. We were going to go before, […]
Christmas Eve Morning It was so amazing to have my nephew in the house and my other siblings and their significant others. Christmas Eve Shopping We have this tradition on […]
21st December My mom had bought tickets for us to participate in this thing in Galena. It was called “Snowflakes and Sweets Stroll“. They give you 10 tickets to use […]
15th December We woke up the next morning at my parents’ home in Illinois. B would not be arriving in the US until the 16th. He won’t be staying with […]
I’m currently hiding. I am at my sister in law’s home. I love her more than anything, but my mother in law is another story. We made the 3.5 hour trip down here to see B’s family. While I may not be MIL’s favorite person, I know my children need […]
We started our trek to Chicago. The first trip with the kids since the separation. We are going home for Christmas to see family, both mine and his. B will […]
About a month ago, I agreed to attend a performance near Central. It would be with two other coworkers. There was concern about being on Hong Kong Island in the […]
My 41st birthday. Ugh. I spent my birthday at home. I was sick with a fever. I missed work. Luckily, there were no kids in that day. I feel older […]