Hello and a warm welcome to my blog!
If you’re wondering who’s the person behind the posts, you’ve come to the right place!
I come from the small and green country of Latvia by the Baltic Sea but my path of education has brought me to Northern Germany where I now live and work on my PhD dissertation. Working on a PhD means that for three or four years you have to dig into one little field of science and, as much as you might be interesting your topic, believe me, there comes a time when enough is enough! At the moment this blog is my respite and gives me space to focus on some of the other things that I’m interested in, notably, intercultural communication and all things related to online education.
The story of the contents of this page goes back to 2006. I was a BA student living in Riga, Latvia and, out of curiosity, started using the Microsoft Spaces blogging site. I was never an overly active blogger but from time to time there would be a book or an event that would inspire me to write a few paragraphs in my digital diary. In the fall of 2007 I moved to Bremen, Germany to start my MA studies and, initially, the move and the new environment inspired me to write more than I had used to – so many exciting events, so many differences to get used to! Yet as my life became increasingly busy the blog was forgotten. My last posts were done in 2009 and, when in 2010 Microsoft Spaces was cancelled and all the accounts moved to WordPress, I did not continue to write.
In the last months I had been pondering about starting to blog again. I suppose the flame was rekindled by writing a blog about the honeymoon adventures of me and my husband (see http://www.letthejourneybegin.eu/). While playing with some ideas for a new blog I realized that I already have one. This blog, although well forgotten even by me, could be made into something – what exactly I will have to figure out as I go along.