I created this blog to keep family and friends at home informed about my daily life in Russia. I also try to include resources that would help someone traveling to St. Petersburg.Feel free to take a look around.
Andrei and I became the parents (officially) of a little boy on July 9, 2012. We'll be back in St. Petersburg in time for the new school year.
I received my residency permit in October 2010 and now have to pass yearly "inspections."
If you want to read more about a missionary's life in St. Petersburg, you can browse past posts. Key posts are linked below. There are also labels and archives further down in the sidebar.
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I had anticipated that the first half of this year would be fairly hectic due to applying for residency. I put some things on hold for that reason.
My normal policy had been, when I had a free day or half a day, to fill it with some sort of activity. And I usually didn't have to look for long, as there was always some task to do or a dear friend to spend time with.
For the past few months, however, I haven't been as eager to get out and do things. My classes are mid-day and it's a bit hard to work around that. I had to do some phone-calling and investigating related to getting my documents in order, and that took quite a bit of emotional energy, I guess. I think it was good for me, though. Maybe I've reached a new stage of independence. read more/-