Hi! or Nǐ hǎo as I am saying in Taiwan!

My name is Vanessa 🙂

Not so serious picture of me on a cliff near Wanli, Taiwan

Not so serious picture of me on a cliff near Wanli, Taiwan

I am originally from Redfield, South Dakota, USA. Home of 3,000 people and a lot of farms. I completed my undergraduate degree in Global Studies and Women’s Studies at Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, MN, USA.  (Fun fact: Minnesota claims to have more than 10,000 lakes throughout the entirety of the state. Hence, the “10,000 Lakes” in my title.)

My senior year of college I decided to “embrace the illogical” by denying a full-time position at a decent job in America, sell all of my things and move to a country where I don’t speak the main language.

Now I teach young students English at a branch located in Fengyuan District, Taichung City, Taiwan.

For anyone who does not know Taiwan is located next to China. For all of you geography buffs out there it is approximately the size of the states Delaware and Maryland combined.

I created this blog to share my adventures, possible mishaps, highs and lows, feminist thoughts, and little added sass-tastic undertones. Mainly, to share how I embrace the illogical as I wander around Asia and learn along the way.