About Me


Living out in the world makes me happy.  I am teaching abroad again, in Albania, and loving it!  My spirituality continues to grow as I learn about the teachings of the world in its many, many forms.  I’ve made lots of great friends that share my travel bug.  The more I see the many places in our world, the more I realize that we are far more alike than we are different.

Having taught and lived in Mozambique, Turkey, Taiwan, and Czech Republic has been a wonderful way to learn about the cultures, foods, dances, and many other wonderful things in our world, along with developing my teaching skills!

I can happily boast that I graduated from TEFL Worldwide Prague.  I highly recommend it if you are looking for your TEFL school!!!

Before heading to Prague I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico‘s College of Education.
I aspire to be the kind of teacher that my nickname, Ms. McKahsum, requires me to be.

I am a mother of three wonderful children.  I can’t believe they’re all adults now, they grow up too fast.  Cliché I know, but true nonetheless.

All three are doing amazing things.  They are all becoming amazing people.  Through my experiences, trials, triumphs, and theatrics I hope to give them each the ability to see that they can achieve their own personal greatness.  I want to give my children the world, and by my travelling in it, they can too.

Experience is the best, most honest teacher.  I want to be a good learner.

I love to teach, I love to write, I love to paint, I love to garden, and sculpt, and play pretend.  I write my thoughts not so much because I think they’re important, but because I don’t want to forget; I want my children to remember; I want my students to learn.




12 responses to “About Me

  1. smalltowngirlsmidnighttrains

    03/05/2014 at 09:47

    You inspire me! I have a nearly two-year-old son, and I want to be there for him as he grows up, but I can’t deny there’s always a pull to travel the world and make a difference. Best of luck to you, and happy travels!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ms McKahsum

      06/06/2015 at 14:58

      Thanks for stopping by! I’ve been enjoying your blog for a while. Really enjoy it.

      I know lots of expats that travel with their children! I wish I had known how many before. I would have taken mine as soon as I could rather than wait until they were grown. It’s personal for everyone, I’m not telling you to do anything. But if it’s a dream, and you have a way to support yourself out there in the world, I say go for it! Most countries only want a Bachelor’s degree (in anything) to be an English teacher. Some prefer a TEFL certification (TEFLWWPrague is AWESOME).

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Our Life In 3D

    30/11/2014 at 15:27

    Wow, that is such great story! So ambitious and adventure and full of travel. I would love to see the world this way. Need anyone to grade papers or carry your bags?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ms McKahsum

      06/06/2015 at 14:59

      Next time out I might!! Let me know if you think of any one 🙂 PS I’m a GREAT nanny!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Randstein

    11/05/2015 at 20:21

    A captivating story. I spent most of my adult life in other countries and learned more about humanity and the counter to that than I ever could have in 100 lives spent in an insular neighborhood life at home. I admire your courage and sense of adventure tied to the desire to teach children. Education is the bridge away from poverty and from there other social ills begin to fall away. I thank you for sharing your story and hope you will continue.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ms McKahsum

      06/06/2015 at 15:01

      Education is the bridge. It is frightening how education is handled globally. No worries! I have every intention of continuing to do all I can to bring education to children everywhere. Thanks again for taking your time to come check out my blog.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Jennifer's Journal

    18/05/2015 at 13:43

    Hello there. So very nice to meet you, and thank you for following my blog. 🙂
    All the best, Jennifer

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ms McKahsum

      04/06/2015 at 17:36

      Hi Thanks for checking out my site too. I look forward to exchanging ideas 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. johnclamans

    24/08/2015 at 17:50

    Hi, cool blog! Thanks for connecting. I’m looking forward to interacting with you. Best regards, John 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ms McKahsum

      24/08/2015 at 17:54

      Thanks, Your new blog looks pretty cool! See you around the block then 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. hiMe

    21/11/2015 at 16:04

    A very impressive ‘story about me ‘!


  7. Joyce

    13/12/2017 at 01:19


    My name is Joyce, I am a marketing executive at which is a leading expat information and services website.

    I saw on your blog that you are and expat. I wish to interview you to further share some of your tips. The questions are mainly about the housing, the daily life etc.

    It just takes 5 minutes (or more depending if you have lots to say 🙂

    Of course, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.

    If you are interested to participate at this project, please send me an email at



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