I’ve accepted a counseling position with an international school in Kuala Lumpur. My wife and I are totally pumped for this new chapter in our lives. We spent a few days in KL during our “Funemployment” trip in November and loved the energetic vibe of the city, the mix of cultures, and the exquisite food options. Now we’ll get to explore the city and the country more in depth and share it with you, my faithful readers.


What this means in the short term is changes in my posting and frequency of posts. We leave in about three weeks and in that time we have to move all of our stuff, shop for things we need to bring with us, catch up with friends and family, and all the other things I’m forgetting. In addition to all that, we celebrate 10 YEARS(!!) of marriage next week, so that’s a few days out of the schedule.


In the long term I’m looking at making some changes to the blog and this move abroad provides a nice fresh start to make changes. I’m still going through some of my options to choose what I think would fit me best moving forward, but I’ll try to keep you updated.

Architecture in KL

Anyone else out there with exciting news that they want to share? I’d love to hear about it in the comments down below.

Malaysia, Travel

Exciting News: The Counselor is on the move!


Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger RecognitionI don’t usually do this type of thing, but since it’s my first one I figured I’d give it a go. Last week I received a nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award by a fellow blogger – Audrey. I would like to thank her for the nomination.

Take some time out to check out her blog Living for Experiences where she shares great travel experiences and wonderful pictures.

Rules of the Award

  1. Thank the nominator and give a like to their blog(s)
  2. Tell everyone a short bit on why you started your website
  3. Give two small pieces of advice for other bloggers
  4. Nominate a maximum of 15 bloggers and let them know about your nomination


Why I Started My Blog

I originally started my blog back in 2013 as a way to share my pictures and organize my thoughts on travel. I reignited the blog this year because of my desire to hone my writing. I don’t know where my writing may take me, I’m toying with the idea of writing a book, but if nothing else I just wanted to improve. I still love sharing pictures, so that will always be part of what I do here.

Advice for Other Bloggers

Interact with other bloggers. I often go on other sites and make it a point to talk with the authors because it helps me feel connected, but also because it frequently gives me ideas or sparks inspiration for my own writing.

My Nominees are… (Drumroll)

Cassie’s Stories – Posts wonderful stories about travel and shares my passion for tea

The Snow Melts Somewhere – Love her travel pictures

This is Another Story – Posts some wonderful experiences that are near and dear to my heart by visiting places near where I lived during my time in China