Friday, December 19, 2014

Changes in 2015


Dear friends and family,


I hope you are doing wonderfully and getting into the swing of the holidays!

I don't think I've sent an update since South Sudan, but there hasn't been much to report on. And I have been waiting until things worked themselves out: this has been a long time coming, but we're moving! (again!) Where to this time, you ask? Why, Nepal! That's right, we're moving to Kathmandu! It's taken almost 10 months for this process, and a lot of patience, but it's finally happening on January 13th.

We're moving for work, T was offered a position there, and I've lined up at least one short-term position. I was in Nepal about a month ago for some meetings, and was able to see a few friends, visit our future home (which way too big, by the way, so you're invited to visit!), and enjoy Kathmandu.
In other news, this summer was full of Triathlons, travel, and transition, with three house moves, trips to Sweden, California, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Nepal (T also got in a trip to Tanzania and North Dakota), more sewing than I ever thought I'd have time to do, and of course, the Giants winning the World Series!

It has been fantastic living in DC, with weekly family dinners, cousins, aunts and uncles, sibling and in-laws, Rotary, trivia nights, game nights, racquetball and early morning runs at first light - we have truly found a great group of friends here (just yesterday I ran into someone at a coffee shop, and I am always shocked at how many people I know around the city - we haven't even been here that long!).
We are going to miss DC, but are looking forward to the adventures that Nepal will bring. Both of us have been to Nepal many times, and we are excited to learn our way around the city and country. We also have many friends in Nepal who we will finally be able to see more often!

I wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, Happy Chanukah to those of you in the midst of it, Merry Christmas to those next week, Happy New Year to all, and enjoy time spent with family, friends, and food!

Always,

Amelia


PS For those of you living in DC and who have any interest at all in Triathlons (c'mon, do it! It's fun!!), check out www.ytriynot.org, the wonderful training team I spent many mornings with. (and there's a triathlon in Nepal in March...just sayin')
 
Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, November 2014
Kathmandu Street Art, November 2014

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