I hate writing things like this- about myself. Partly because I don’t know who’s going to be reading this and partly because I just don’t know what to say.
I have always loved to write, almost as much as I have always loved learning languages, traveling, hiking, reading, teaching, working with children, running, politics, theology, and probably a million other things I haven’t tried yet. I believe that life is a gift and today is all we have, so I tend to love a lot.
Here, I write about my life and who I am and what I believe. This is my space to breathe and to process and to be, and I’m so glad you came to visit.
I am a teacher and a traveler and a truster. I write about my students, about learning Spanish and teaching English, about finding good and loving people both at home and far away.
I am a follower-type and an arms-wide-open type and usually one of those hippie-types too. I love Jesus and I love Justice and I love eating vegetarian. I’m for the downtrodden and the lesser and the women and the poor, for social justice and universal healthcare and grace upon grace.
God has created this world with an order and a regularity that we can see and understand and that shows us some of His character as a creator. I write about what I discover about God as I discover more about the world he has made.
When I’m not blogging, I’m teaching middle school ESL in Nashville, TN. Before this chapter, I lived and taught in Mexico for a year, and before that, I was raised in New York. I really hate ketchup, bad drivers, injustice in any form, and dirty dishes.
Even if you’re not like me, I hope we can talk and learn and grow together. So pull up a chair and let’s get started, because there’s a big old beautiful world out there to discover and love.
Rachel Haltiwanger Asres
To introduce you to the blog better and what we’ll be talking about here, check out my post Why “The Inspired Story”?
If you’re interested in hearing more about my teaching adventures, check out my teacher blog The Cozy Learning Cottage