Thursday, October 18, 2007


So much has conspired lately.

It's strange the whirlwind pregnancy throws your life into in EVERY aspect.

I have a job. It pays ok, but not enough for me to be able to be a MOM first and foremost.

What choices do we have...? Bad credit, no college degree... ugh, it's upstream all the way in this damn country.

So we're leaving it.

Donnie's heart is in China... his kung fu master is in China... our new life will be in China, at least for 6 years.

We're moving to Shanghai, China to go to the college of traditional Chinese medicine. World renown and cheaper than a stupid useless bachelors degree here in the States, we will be DRs!!!!! I'm talking acupuncture, herbology, moxibustions, cupping... The whole shebang.

I LOVE IT. I am such a science nerd and this is perfect with our pseudo Chinese lifestyle/attitudes.

Soooo, we're saving as much money as possible and moving after Quinn is born. We'll have jobs teaching English waiting on us when we get there where the work week is only 20 HOURS... Uhhhh, yeah! After a year, so we have a chance to completely learn Chinese and most importantly the written language (characters) required to enter medical school there.

I am so excited. There are no words. It's going to be soooo hard, but the payoff is a CAREER that I can enjoy and have all the time I need to be a MOM!!!


Poltzie said...

WOW!! Huge decision. Congrats though I think you will do wonderfully with whatever you attempt!

Jewels said...

Holy Toledo! I cant believe that, I cant even leave Bountiful, let alone the country. Wow! Your amazing, I dont even know what to say, I'm in Awe. You always have my warmest wishes and I hope you keep your Blog going so I can see how your doing.

Christy said...

I lived in Seoul for 2 years. Looking back I wish I would have learned Korean (speaken and written) because I could have done so much more with my life than I can now with my useless Associates degree.

I am sure you will be wonderful mother and doctor. I am sure you will love it there. I am sure you will help to change the world!

Stephanie said...

This is soooo exciting! I totally see you there and thriving. You can totally do this as a Mom. My SIL has done pregnancy and all while in school. She teaches at FSU and is almost finished with her Phd in Molecular Biology. My brother is the same way - they are very down to earth and Amb's entire lab is full of baby's in slings, lol. It's all about your lifestyle.

I love science and being in healthcare myself, this is an awesome opportunity. Brad has gone to a chiropractor/acupuncturist practically since birth. Simplicity is often the best way to find your center. You are young, shit - I'm young, run with this!