In case you’ve not yet heard, ten days from now I will be moving to China. I’ll be living in a city called Zhangjiakou about 40 minutes outside of Beijing by train. There are as many people in my new city as in the entirety of Louisiana, though they consider it rural. I will be working at a local school and teaching English. I’ve been slowly learning Mandarin in preparation for this new adventure, which is no easy task.
Many of my friends and family have inquired how I will be chronicling my adventures abroad. I may not be able to access my facebook account, so the best way to contact me will likely be through WeChat @haleydhiggins. I’ve decided to dust off this old blog and breathe some life into it again. I’ll try to post pictures and updates regularly, though I make no promises.
As I move into this exciting new chapter of my life, it is with so many mixed emotions. Feelings of happiness, grief, fascination, bewilderment, astonishment, excitement, elation, love, joy. I hope you’ll come along for this wild and crazy the ride.
再见 (zài jiàn)
See you again soon.