Alright, it's about time. I've been creeping on the ex-pats in Brazil clique for awhile now (read: months and months)...and now that I am on first name basis with a few of you (without your knowing it) I feel it is time for me to come out of hiding.
This first blog post feels a little strange, like I'm going to look back at it and be embarrassed, but here goes. I guess I'll start with an obligatory introduction.
I'm living in Rio. I came to "work" but really I don't care much for my job and I don't know many people here, so it's looking more and more like I'm here for my boyfriend. I lived here in 2009 for a year while I was on an exchange program through my school UCSC where I studied Linguistics and Portuguese. After graduation, I packed up and moved to Rio.
My original plan was to teach English, but I haven't quite gotten to that yet. I work part time as an in-house translator for a tourism company in Leblon (shhh don't tell the brazilian gov't) and I do freelance translations (kind of) and article writing to pay for my overly expensive vacation rental, because renting an actual apartment in Rio is like trying to get ahold of the federal police by phone....impossible.
So this is the end of my Coming Out post...I'm excited to join the clique...start the hazing!