My name is Diana and if you've clicked on this you're probably new to my blog. Welcome.
I'm 32 years old, American by birth, English teacher and crisis counselor by profession, and married to a wonderful Korean man, Min Gi, who is 39. We have a toddler son, Jeongmin, who is rapidly approaching his second birthday. We met in Korea, where I lived and worked for three years. We moved to the U.S. in fall of 2010, had a heck of a tough time adjusting, but finally arrived in a comfortable life-space. We became homeowners in February of 2013 and moved to Frederick, MD where we plan to settle for a bit.
I read a lot--usually novels or literary nonfiction, although I have a guilty weakness for financial literature, health articles, and parenting (used to be dating/relationship/self-help) books. I think and write a lot about education and teaching because that matters to me. While living in Korea and married to a Korean, I've become fascinated with Korean culture and history, so I often write about that and reflect on my experiences.
I write often. It's what I want to do when I grow up.
Obviously, I enjoy travel--both big and small. Min Gi and I like nature-type, historic-landmark-type travel more than shopping/partying-type travel (though I believe in our formerly single lives, we both did quite a bit more of the latter). Hiking was our first date, and continues to be a regular activity for us.
I love swing dance--especially Lindy hop, though I am notoriously awkward. Early in our relationship, Min Gi signed up for classes, so now we both dance. We even had a swing dance wedding at out swing dance club in Korea. We have informal dance parties now with our toddler and are looking into finding a regular dance gig in our (still new) hometown.