Follower of Jesus. Seeker of truth. 29 years old. Conservative Anabaptist. INFP. Human. University student. Translator. Teacher.
My name is Lori. I am a Kansas farm girl doing life in the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Most days I talk Thai and English to my friends, and seldom do I have a chance to speak Pennsylvania Dutch, my mother tongue. I study at an international college with students from over 30 different countries and love my variety of friendships from places like Japan, Germany, Myanmar, Vietnam, China and Korea, but I still have a soft spot deep in my heart for a certain place in the Midwestern United States with wide skies and acres of wheat fields and good-hearted people. I wrestle with how to live openly and embrace life and love without getting my heart crushed to pieces.
All that to say, I get confused with my identity at times. And when I do, I cry. Sometimes a lot.
Writing is an outlet for me. This blog is simple, and does not claim to be anything great or amazing. It only serves as an outlet.
I love beauty. Rivers and mountains and trains and good literature and languages and translating are all things that draw me and refresh me. The mountains especially. There’s something that keeps on pulling me again and again to the mountains and their villages and the people who live in them. I dream of teaching school in the mountains after I graduate.
Wet socks, containers that don’t have lids, pens that don’t work and people who turn up their nose at other cultures are things I do not enjoy. That, and bananas.
Poetry is another love of mine, and my first book of poetry was published 5 years ago, entitled, Echoes of Eternity. To order a copy of this book for $6.99, plus $2.50 shipping to anywhere in the States, please leave a comment below with your email address.
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