What is the first thing people say when you tell them you are moving to China? Nine times out of ten it's, "Are you NUTS!?!" The next thing they say is, "You'll have to e-mail us and tell us all about it." Well, after the 15th or 16th person who tells you to e-mail them you begin to think, "How in the world will I ever find time to communicate with that many people?" Okay, actually, I could find the time but do I really want to try to be clever and witty with that many people on a regular basis?
When my aunt, who is an avid blogger and talented writer, added herself to the list of people who wanted "to hear all about China" I expressed my frustration with what I viewed an overwhelming task. She suggested I write a blog. Immediately I balked at the idea; me, a blogger, NEVER! I have not been one to follow trends and as I watched so many friends and relatives begin blogs of their own I thought to myself, "Good for them, but I'll never do it." I should learn to avoid the term "never". The last time I emphatically stated I would never do something I ended up spending six years of my life in Finland.
So, here I am, sitting in front of a keyboard trying to figure out how to be witty and clever. For those of you who requested I share my experiences...here goes.
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