It has been over a year since I've posted but that is changing! Speaking of change, my like has gone in a crazy (Amazing) direction, but let us start from a year ago and move forward:
To start, I got another tattoo! I've always loved Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa. It helps that I did a lot of research on it while studying art in college and learned (and fell in love with) printmaking while attending Gonzaga too.
The whole process took fourteen hours. I've been known to have a pretty high pain tolerance, so sat for two sessions of seven hours to complete this. I gotta say, I adore how it turned out!
The next big excitement is that my best friend since childhood is getting married this winter and I'll be the maid of honor! There are some fun challenges with getting to the wedding (expect a post in the not-so-distant future about that adventure) because of reasons that will soon be made clear to you. Here is a hint: she lives in Washington, USA... two weeks from today, I will not live there.
Regardless, I couldn't be happier, her gentleman is wonderful and we were all really just waiting for him to pop the question!
Side fun fact: my best friend is also named Hannah... I am not my own best friend!
We still aren't to the biggest change in my life (and this isn't either, even though it is pretty awesome!). Last August, I reconnected with an old friend from college while we were at a wedding in San Francisco (the wedding was between two OTHER friends from college) and decided on the spot to have an Europe adventure! It ended a couple weeks ago but consisted of fifteen days in Ireland, England and Germany.
I loved it even though I had bronchitis for literally the entire trip and had food poisoning on our last evening in London. I'll prepare my immune system for my future big adventures! Mostly the entire trip was documented on my Instagram (@hannahsouers) using the hashtag #thegingertour. Go check it out!
And onto the last/most recent/ most exciting part of my life right now: I'm moving to China! Seriously! I got offered a job to teach art at a private international high school in Beijing, China and OF COURSE I accepted the position! I leave two weeks from the day I make this post and I'm crazy excited!
With that, there will most likely be a little gap before I post again (most likely a month or two), but I plan to blog the whole experience here once I get settled into my new life over there! Follow the adventure here and/or on my Instagram! I'll have a hashtag I use (once I think up something entertaining that hasn't been used excessively) for posts to find them easily. Wish me luck!