So, maybe not at this very moment, but very soon, I am having a baby!
My due date was actually yesterday, and I have a feeling she might surprise us at any moment, so I wanted to go ahead and queue up this farewell post. I’m not really going anywhere. I’m just taking a little break… a maternity leave, if you will. I think it’s important for me to focus on family right now and work as little as possible, while I make room for a new and exciting priority in my life!
Not to worry. I have some excellent guest posts from travel blogger friends lined up for the next several weeks! You’ll read about Malaysia’s Thaipusam Festival, where men slip in to a trance-like state and stick needles in their faces! Or what about a Gypsy Horse Fair or a Canadian Rodeo (who’d have thought??)? You think pad-thai and green curry are the extent of great Thai food? Think again, and check out some new and exciting Thai dishes! Also get a glimpse of the ultimate Bengali experience with Durga Puja, a “mega carnival” in Calcutta.
I normally don’t get too personal on this site, although, ironically, the few extremely personal and heart-felt posts I’ve written have been my most popular. Time to think of a paradigm shift? We’ll see….
I write about life’s journeys and discoveries through travel. What is having a child if not the ultimate journey? And of course, we plan to take her on actual, physical journeys- starting this September! We’re going to Montana!!
So, stay tuned! The site may shift ever so slightly and grow in to a new, more focused niche. However, I will always write about culture, as that is my life’s passion. Teaching my baby girl about the cultures of the world will be a new, lofty but very achievable goal.
She’ll learn about foods, festivals, belief systems, traditions, and various human behaviors. My hope is for her to be open-minded, tolerant, curious, and to fall in love with the world and its peoples as I did at a very young age. Oh, and I hope she’s funny. Life isn’t quite as wonderful without a great sense of humor.
I’m excited about the new direction my life and subsequently this site will take. I hope all of you continue to journey along with me!