I’m Mika, and this is my story. I moved to Israel in March 2006. I am a 20-something liberal, secular, Israeli-American female person living in Jerusalem. In the time since I moved here, I have started peppering my English with Hebrew words and grammar, resulting in the impression that I can’t speak any language properly. I love adventure and doing things on my own terms. Some might call me a tree-hugging hippie, but… ok it’s true, I have hugged a tree. I’m also a writer and an editor, sometimes paid and sometimes not. I love to laugh.I hate being cold. I love writing sentences that are too long and have too much punctuation, but then sometimes I just write in fragments. I hate cliches. I love using big words. Often I don’t think before I speak. Or write. Or before I act. It makes up for when I think about it all too much.
I love my family and friends dearly, and hope to keep everyone updated on the (admittedly scattered) goings on of my life and mind via this lovely internet medium. If other people like it too, that’s awesome. I hope I can expose people to what’s going on in my life, but also to what it’s like to move countries, what daily life in Israel is really like, and all the different situations that you can find yourself in when you’re open to possibility.