Welcome to my blog!
The "girl in the DR" is an early-thirties woman living in the dominican republic with her husband and two.point.five kids (baby number three is due in September 2014!)
I've been here, on the island, since 2004. About every six months I sit down and write a list of pros and cons of living here. The pros have always outweighed the cons by at least a few, so here we are. On the top of the "pros" list: weather.
Taboo to talk about weather?
Not when you live an hour from the beach and can go there almost any time of year. After the winter of 2014 in the Northeastern United States, I'd say the weather is the best reason to, at the very least, not be there in January.
My schedule was way more flexible when I worked from home - teaching local bilingual school students, some online internet work and some consulting - but some things happened and some doors were opened and now I teach at one of the local, private universities. I had never imagined being a teacher, let alone a professor.\
In 2012, I began to work as the principal of a ministry school in one of the poorest areas of Santiago called Cienfuegos. I actually arrived on the island to do this kind of work, so I was - and am - super excited to be involved. We have 120 students from 3 year olds - 4th grade.
I write about life in Santiago - some of the hardships and some of the joys - my family, and just things that I see around town.