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, the Russian Imperial Romanov family, the life of Emmett Till, the Chicago Outfit, or the Titanic tragedy — I could research nearly any moment in history and never get bored.
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!