Hey there, I’m Brooke. Thanks for stopping by. I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. I ventured off to an equally exciting city in North Carolina for college. Since then, I’ve lived in Germany, Russia, and Lithuania. I’m now living in Miami Beach, Florida. I enjoy sports, fashion/design, and travel, amongst other things.
I started this blog in May of 2009 while I was living in Kaunas, Lithuania with my then-fiancé (long story, no hard feelings). I needed a way to escape from the craziness of the whole situation and document the all-too frequent moments that had me scratching my head in disbelief (an example). I also wanted a place to archive the experiences and sights that changed the way I viewed the world and myself (example 1 and 2). While I was not new to living abroad, that year in Lithuania enlightened me in ways I never fathomed. I’ve always had a love of travel, but now, I need to travel. I absolutely crave new environments and meeting new people. It makes me feel alive.
I use this little corner of the internet to chronicle my adventures and silly stories. I’m not much of a planner, so things come up quickly and change often around here!
*I’m often asked what I do for work. Right now, I freelance write. I also recently ghostwrote a book. When I’m not completely busy with that, I do marketing and web work. I’m always looking for new and different opportunities, so feel free to hire me! I’m obviously more than willing to travel.
- My Lithuanian/European posts start here.
- Check out the Archive/Categories for everything else.
- Or, send me a message and follow me on twitter!
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