This is me:
My name is Becky Ances and I am a writer, traveler, and tea drinker. I am a former magazine editor, current book author and teacher living in China. I spent 10 idyllic years in a small New Hampshire town until the call of the road was too loud to ignore. I worked 2 jobs (80 hours a week) for a year to save up enough money to get out of the country for awhile. It was hard, but worth it. I chose to teach English in China and ever since my first day I wake up excited for the day ahead of me and I go to sleep with a big smile on my face. It has been a long time since Iâ€™ve been like that.
This is what I do:
I am the creator behind Moo-Cow Fan Club, and award-winning childrenâ€™s magazine which is now a book series. Luckily writing is a job that can be done anywhere in the world so as I travel we continue to create. To find out more about Moo-Cow and his gang please go to www.moocowfanclub.com. When we are in America we do school visits and speaking engagements. Please contact me for further information if you are interested in having me come to your school or group.
This is my home:
Itâ€™s called a yurt and it is located on six peaceful acres in southern New Hampshire. It looks like a wooden spaceship and sometimes I wish it was so I could take us with us when we travel. But you canâ€™t let a house dictate how you live your life so it is currently rented it out while I travel around.
These are my cats:
Their names are Pua (left) and Upoko (right). They live in the round house and probably miss me very much. I miss them. A lot.
This is my home in China:
Itâ€™s called Zhejiang Forestry University located in Linâ€™an, a small town 3 hours south of Shanghai. I was only supposed to live here for 6 months, but enjoyed it so much that somehow turned into 1 year, which ballooned into 2, and is currently 3. I’m thinking I’ll be here 2 more to round out an even 5 and after that, who knows? The students are great, the school treats me well, and I love the food.
I started this blog as a place to write down my observations and thoughts as I live and explore a new culture. But more than that bloggers have helped me in many aspects of my life (budget bloggers, travel bloggers, entrepreneur bloggers) and I wanted to pay it forward. I have learned a lot about teaching in china, traveling and just living the life of my own choosing. I thought I could share my experiences and information and hopefully inspire people as other have done for me. Thanks for coming, reading and sharing. And if you like what you see, make sure to subscribe to get my posts delivered to your RSS feed or e-mail inbox.