Hey! My name is Ambrosia, but feel free to call me Brosh. I’m a twenty-something Chicagoan navigating my career, health, relationships, and all of the misadventures that come with life.
I have been blogging since April 2015 when I joined the Peace Corps and moved to the country of Georgia to teach English. I made a solo move to China in October 2015 to continue teaching English as a foreign language. Although I considered teaching my passion, in June 2016 I decided to move to Chicago in search of a 9-to-5 office position, or in other words “a real job”. I landed a digital design roll for the Tribune Publishing Company where I worked for nearly three years creating the layout for the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and several other large newspapers around the United States.
In June 2019, I made my final departure from the Tribune Publishing Company and will be relocating back to China to teach English for the 2019-2020 school year. After years of contemplation, I realized the people who desire something unique have to take the road less traveled in order to find it. It’s up to me to create a path to turn my dream of teaching English abroad into a real career.
When I’m not teaching, it is not unusual to find me reading historical newspaper headlines or watching a documentary. Working for Chicago’s oldest newspaper turned me into a total history buff and regardless if it’s about World War II, Russia’s Imperial Romanov family, Sharon Tate’s innovative fashion, the Chicago Outfit, the life of Emmett Till, or the Titanic tragedy — history never bores me.
I am a member of the Weight Watchers program in constant search for the balance between being a food connoisseur and achieving success at losing weight. I have over 100 pounds to lose in order to reach my goal weight, so I’m a work in progress as I continue to strive toward a healthier version of myself.
Traveling, snapping photos, outdoor movies, bar bingo nights, jogging by the beach, and munching at the nearest New Orleans style restaurant are a few of my favorite pastimes. Also, I can quote the entire movie Hocus Pocus from start to finish, so count me in for your local Hocus Pocus trivia night in October! Stick around for a while because chances are you’ll find something interesting around here!