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About One Trailing Spouse: 

At One Trailing Spouse you’ll find my tips and stories about coping with many aspects of the trailing spouse life.  From adjusting to a new culture to easing marital stress to making friends without looking desperate, I’ve tried (and failed) at many things.

You’ll also find plenty of entertaining travel tales.  One of the best parts about my life as a trailing spouse is that I have the flexibility (and the Air Miles) to travel frequently.  I became a trailing spouse because of the travel benefits, and I love writing about that side of my life.

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About Me: 

My name is Emily.  I started One Trailing Spouse in February 2012.  My husband was away on yet another business trip.  I decided it was the perfect time to embark on a major project that involved discussing our relationship in detail with a global audience.  He loves it!  Actually, he only tolerates it, but he does let me write about his souvenir obsession and our travel follies.  Here are some of the other ways I currently identify myself:

I am a trailing spouse.  To me, this means that I willingly prioritized my marriage, my husband’s career, and a life of travel over the stability of living in one place.  In 2011, we moved to Atlanta, Georgia for my husband’s job.  Less than a year later, we moved to Nairobi, Kenya.  We’re back in Atlanta for now, and who knows what the future may bring.  Uncertainty is one of the few certainties in our lives.

I am a writer.  In addition to writing this blog, I am a freelance writer.  My specialties are travel writing and education writing.  You can find samples of my travel writing on my Featured page.  To learn more about my work as an education writer, please visit my elance profile.

I am a traveler.  Travel is important to me, and it’s one of the biggest reasons why I decided to quit my job as a teacher and follow my husband on his international career path.  I’m an equal opportunity traveler:  I’m just as likely to take a luxury cruise as I am likely to live in a bamboo hut.  I prefer to travel in-depth in one place, but I’ll willingly take a weekend trip to see the touristy highlights of a specific destination.  I’ve lived in 5 states in the U.S., and in 4 different countries around the world.

Contact:

I would love to hear from you.  Email me at emilymcgee@onetrailingspouse.com or connect with me on twitter, facebook, or pinterest.