Hello friends! I know it's been a long while since I've last written to you. Will you forgive me? Perhaps you will if I take you out on a coconut date. We can sip on lovely numbers like this at MacRitchie Reservoir Park - a popular spot for Singaporeans and expats alike to exercise and enjoy the lush scenery. In fact, this is my husband and I's favorite place to run.
The hardest part about jogging at MacRitchie is not so much the tropical heat or the occasional steep inclines out on the trails, but trying to resist the nearby cafe that serves up curry puffs, fried chicken wings, and other naughty, but yummy dishes. But I'll let you in on a little secret: slurping and scraping my way through a fresh coconut at the cafe helps me stave off the fried goods.
Would you like to join me? If so, sit back, relax, and grab yourself a coconut -- or a coffee, if you prefer -- and let's catch up after months apart!
1. The biggest news I have to share with you is that after a few years as a stay at home mama, I went back to work! It was a tough decision, as I love spending time with my kiddos. But, I knew it was time to return to the workforce when I started searching Google for jobs in Singapore and drooling over work clothes when I went shopping. ha ha. I ended up taking a job as a communications specialist at an international school with about 4,000 students. At the Singapore American School, I get to flex my skills as a reporter when I write and edit for their publications and blog. But I also get to try new things like planning an advertising campaign. As a mom, it's also been a treat to get insight into what it takes to provide an excellent education to kids. Overall, I'm happy that I made the leap to go back to work. Who else has gone back to work or made a career change this year? Let me know. I'd love to hear how it went!
2. Right before going back to work, my family went to Bali, Indonesia! Vacationing in Bali has been on my bucket list ever since reading Eat, Pray, Love, and the island didn't disappoint. What a beautiful and fun trip that was! I owe you all a few posts on our Bali vacation, so stay tuned!
3. I also took the kids back to the states for a few weeks this summer. I have to admit, I love living overseas and didn't think I missed anything about living in the states other than family and friends. But once we landed, I was quickly reminded of all the little things that I forgot made living in the states so great. Post on our American vacation coming soon too!
Enough about me! What have you been up to?