My Mother Said What Mondays

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(maybe the quote is true…maybe not….just for giggles)

I am adding a new post that I hope to write about every week regarding a topic most of us can relate to; our mothers. Mothers are a special species that grace this earth that profoundly affect most our lives in a very deep way. I am very fortunate to have a mother that cares immensely for me and that I look up to in many ways. Our relationship is dynamic to say the least and not always a smooth ride, but I love my mom and all her quirks. It’s a love hate relationship. Mostly love. Except when she is late…

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Where Have I Been: Vietnam 2015

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“Adventure is worthwhile.”

– Aesop

As a break draws closer (Thanksgiving break can’t come soon enough!), I wanted to reflect on a trip that I took almost a year ago to Vietnam. I was hired as an adult adoptee mentor for a travel group that takes adoptees and their families back to their birth countries. As an adoptee myself who has gone back to China, it was a very moving experience where I learned a lot. While a large part of the trip didn’t go as I planned or expected, that’s part of life; learning to accept yourself, adapt to unexpected situations and learn from every experience.

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