Hello! and welcome. I'm Natasha, and this is my blog. I should probably make my first post a little bit of an introduction. Here goes!
I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I don't think I had a single hair on my head until I was well over a year old.
I love my family. My brothers make me laugh more than almost anyone else. My parents gave me a love for travel and adventure. As kids, they wanted us to see Canada before we travelled anywhere else. We did the west coast and the east coast, camping our way through what seemed like endless national parks. "Why can't we just go to Disney World?!" my brothers and I would always lament. They told us we'd appreciate it when we got older. I wish I did then. I really do now. Canada is beautiful and it's my home and I would love to move back someday. They finally caved and took us to Disney World when I was thirteen. I barely remember it.
I moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to go to college. I absolutely loved it. I studied history in school. I studied music on my own. I became who I am there.
I graduated college in 2007 and moved to South Korea to teach English two months later. I went on a whim; my cousin was already there and convinced me to come over. I was restless and ready for adventure, so I went. I met my husband Kyle a few weeks after I got there. He was fresh out of college as well, and found himself there for the same reasons. We spent our first year there going on silly adventures and falling in love. Summer 2007 to summer 2008 is still my favourite year ever, for a million different reasons.
We were there for two and a half years in total. I loved it most of the time and totally hated it a little bit of the time. Korea is the only place I've ever gotten homesick for — sharp pangs of homesickness that come and go in waves. I think I'll always miss it.
We came home. We got engaged. We got married last May. We settled in Charlottesville, Va., where Kyle went to college. We live in a tiny but cute apartment with paper-thin walls. I'm a graphic designer and work part-time at a local, family-owned fabric shop in a huge, early Victorian home. Kyle's a writer. He's really, really good.
We love long drives, animals, rainy days and each other.
I hope to write about things I love and things that inspire me. About my adventures and snippets of daily life. I'm excited to be getting started!
Photo credit: First and final six photos by Cliff Marck Photography.