In the years since I wrote about my African adventures (http://2yearsinafrica.livejournal.com), I have had many adventures – some good and some not so good.
In a nutshell – traveled for six months in Africa and Europe. Met the love of my life in Morocco. Dated him long-distance for two years. Couldn’t find a job back in the US. Lived with my parents in Florida. Finally landed a low paid but super fun job working with international students in NYC. Moved. Had a wonderful time, fell in love with the city. Found a breast lump. Wasn’t concerned, too young, blah, blah. Thankfully had the sense to get it checked out “just to be safe.” Turned out to be Stage III breast cancer. Moved back to Florida. Moroccan BF (Younes) flew over. Got married. Went through 18 months of treatment. Got Younes his green card. Declared cancer free.
Life has been a whirlwind for sure, and while I wouldn’t go back (or one, I wouldn’t have met my husband!), I often find myself missing Swaziland and a different, more innocent time. And in my missing of Swaziland, I also found myself missing writing – of travel, of different cultures, of adventures.
When the opportunity came up for Younes and I to embark on a post-treatment trip, I decided to take up blogging again. With the addition of Younes’ semi-professional pictures, I intend this blog to be mostly a travel blog, both about my adventures abroad and at home, with some other topics sprinkled in. I hope you enjoy!