About Me

I am a writer who loves to travel.

I am fascinated by culture, language, and people – how we relate to each other and our different worlds, what motivates us, our hopes and dreams. I focus on the little things too, the simple joys of life: coffee, quiet mornings, spending time with new and old friends, getting lost in the music of a new favorite song, being present in the moment. I like to discover these things in other cultures, the everyday life in “foreign” countries. Traveling and sightseeing is pretty cool too!

The majority of my travel experience has been in Ukraine so far, and I am mostly intrigued by Ukraine and Russia as I have some heritage in both places. However, soon I am hoping to be able to branch out and travel to some different countries around Europe. One day I’d like to do a road trip around the USA.

One of my goals is to dig up my heritage. Because my ancestors immigrated around 1875-1876 I want to preserve as much information as possible, and see if there are any living relatives with whom my family has lost touch. I also enjoy hearing about other peoples’ family history, and their stories and experiences with searching for their roots.

Thank you for stopping by!

14 responses to “About Me

  1. I just ran across your blog. My grandmothers family was from Ukraine and I’ve always wanted to travel there to see the places they came from. I’ll check in on your blog from time to to see how your adventure is going, good luck!

  2. We have some similarity , i really enjoy know and live in different cultures 🙂
    ill back to read more of your posts

    cheers

  3. Hi… I love your blog already. Your last entry really resonated with me. I am a 20-something but I still look at photos from when I was 10, 13, 15, 18… and think wow look at this girl… so idealistic, so excited about life, so many dreams… I’m trying not to let her down everyday. Thank you for sharing. You’ve given me something to think about today that hits home. I was born in Kiev, Ukraine and immigrated to the US when I was only 6 with my whole family. I look forward to reading more!

    • Thank you so much for reading and sharing! I often wonder what it would have been like to have been born in Ukraine and then immigrate. I was born in the US, but the more I dig on my roots, the more they lead me back to Ukraine. Suits me just fine as it gives me an excuse to go back! I love your blog also! I just love the whole idea, and you write so well. I can’t wait to read more!

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