Where did the time go?

I let a momentous occasion slip by… In February 2005 I began writing this blog. I can’t believe that 10 years have gone by.

I had just moved to Karaganda, KZ in January 2005 and someone suggested that I write a blog about my experiences. I remember the first month I lived in KZ and I don’t think I spoke one word of English. I didn’t know anyone there that spoke English.

It was an incredible experience living in Karaganda… in the middle of winter… where it was -30 degrees much of the time! But, as with every place I have lived, I grew to love the city and the country.

I will always cherish my time in KZ and am thankful that it was the reason I started writing a blog, even though I don’t post as often as I used to do.

For those who continue to read my posts… congratulations on sticking around for 10 years!