about this girl


Proud mom of two wonderful people and two neurotic cats, this girl pushes around an electronic pencil most days drawing other people’s dream homes, while daydreaming about being a homesteader far from electronic anything.  Recently diagnosed with Asperger’s, she channels her obsessions as best she can.  She credits her condition with helping her get through times that would sink more emotional people, and is thankful that, though she sometimes gets off track, she can rely on her Spock-like reason to navigate better through a really confusing world.  She’s perpetually discontent and also happier than ever.

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10 thoughts on “about this girl

  1. Hello,

    I thought you might be interested in the new talk radio show on adoption @ http://toginet.com/shows/adoptionjourneytomotherhood
    Next week on my show, I will have DMC the King of RAP, from the group Run DMC and Sheila Jaffe who is the casting director for the Sopranos and Entourage! They are both adoptees and searched and found their birth families.
    Listen in on Mondays from 9-10 am EST or go to the link below to review our shows. Please share with your group.
    If you would like to post a comment/review please go to http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/adoption-journey-to-motherhood/id360483358

    Thank you,

    Mary Beth Wells

  2. Hi. I came across your blog while researching Cheongpyeong’s elementary school. I have an offer from them to work there starting this week. I’m also an adoptee and I have had the same trouble with finding a teaching job as you described in your blog. I’m glad I’m not the only one! It sounds like you like the town which is reassuring. I will keep up with your blog and maybe we will meet someday in Cheongpyeong. Thanks for writing!

  3. Also,

    The thing I wanted to add is that the kids here are so much nicer than in the city and the burbs. I like Cheongpyeong a lot. But it’s isolated and not much to do. Most people in rural locations head to Seoul every weekend. We also have Chuncheon as a choice. Most people are not as busy as I am, though, with activist work, etc., so there being nothing to do here hasn’t affected me that much. But not having friends here has been awful.

    If you come, we should try and support one another on a regular basis. K. good luck!

  4. No. Topic has been exhausted, which turned any issues into history and rendered them powerless over me.

    I leave the blog up as a thorough document of one adoptee’s process. It was intense, concentrated, daily self-work and I hope that some of the over 800 sometimes raw, sometimes ugly – but always honest and always truly trying to understand – expository posts will have been / will be of some benefit to other adoptees on their journeys. Hopefully I’ve exposed some pitfalls they can avoid and maybe my age and other traumas have provided a perspective which produced conclusions others may not have considered before.

    I leave the blog up because somehow, after all that, the adoptee ends up feeling peaceful and yes, even happy. That’s a little different in the adoption landscape. I’m hoping others can catch that too.

    I guess my final analysis on what it means can be read in the interview Deva Lee recently did with me here:


    Thank you for taking an interest,


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