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ABOUT THE WRITER


I'm Rachel, and that explains everything.

But if you insist on further explanation, I'm a blogger/editor/cosmetologist/ESL teacher/homeschool mom. Former third culture kid, current ex-pat, in love with excessively bright colors. I can't resist a flaming red dress with an extravagant train. I met my husband in college. It was your typical 24 year old super-senior meets 17 year old freshman on her first day of class and eventually comes to the logical conclusion that she'd make a good wife love story. Angel and I were just about to settle down to a work, grad school, eat, sleep, repeat suburban lifestyle when we decided to move to China instead. We loved China, and thrived there, and after a year, picked up our lives once more to move into our third home--Malaysia.

Want to see our posts on destinations around the world? Check out these labels:


  malaysia travel



 
This blog is probably about travel, expat living, quirky fashion and hairstyles, funny stories about married life, homeschooling, and other surprises. If you're looking for a blog that does not mock winter photo shoots, does not involve grown men dressed as teddy bears, and does not make you laugh, this is not it. On any given day, if you come by my blog, you might find yourself reading about the latest prank Angel pulled on me, my passionate love for the pair of wedge sneakers I bought for 75 cents, a recent Mandarin fail, or the bizarre sentence I overheard while eavesdropping at the grocery store. I have a passion for living differently. I don't believe that anyone should feel that they have to eat, wear, buy, use, watch, read, or love something that they don't want to just because it's trendy and that's what "everyone" else is doing. My life goal is to be the exception to the everyone.

I will never host a blog hop, and I will never eat green eggs and ham. However, I will always believe that the best earrings are shaped like robots and/or forks and I will be an eccentric best-selling author, and you will be able to say you knew me when I was Rachel G, not eccentric at all.


In addition to Angel and my son, recurring characters on this blog include my 6 siblings: Lizzy, Isaac, Anna, Rebekah, MaryGrace, and Sarah. And my mom and dad. We live within walking distance of my parents' place, which means that currently, these characters occur in my stories particularly often. We are a completely normal family who do stuff like go to Angkor Wat together and wear matching t-shirts because Mom forced us to.

If you really want more of this random writing, you can purchase my illustrated book of stories, The Cactus Who Craved a Hamburger. If you're tired of reading and would prefer to watch randomness, here's the Youtube channel, which heavily features Angel, Cyrus, and my little sisters. I like to think I'm the star, however.

For anything, you can contact me at randomlyrachels[at]gmail.com

Interested in Working with Me?

I do not accept guest posts on this website. I do offer high-quality product, service, and experience reviews for brands that align with my lifestyle. In the past, I've hosted reviews, sponsored posts, and giveaways for brands such as eShakti, Shabby Apple, GlassesUSA.com, and the makers of the Just Dance video game

I love collaborating with companies that offer amazing travel experiences. Check out my collaborations with Entopia, Sunway Lagoon, KidZania Kuala LumpurAquariaKLCC, and with Experience Grand Rapids.
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Brittany Hendler said...

Found your blog via the gfc blog hop and I'm so glad I did! Its so cool that you majored in Chinese!

Sarah Moog said...

Hi Rachel! Is there a way for me to buy your book? I don't see a link anywhere on your site?

- Sarah (:
www.sarahmoog.wordpress.com

Rachel said...

Hi Sarah! I haven't actually thought about trying to sell my book online through my blog...I'm not sure at all how to set that up! But maybe at some point in the future I could!

Melanie said...

It's great to meet you! Isn't West Michigan great?! Where is your husband in grad school? Mine goes to GVSU for his MBA.

Katlyn Larson said...

I love your about me.. You wrote a book!? How freakin' cool! :)

Katlyn
www.thedreamymeadow.com

Ashley Marie said...

You seem so awesome! I want to hang out with you, for real! I bet we'd have stuff to talk about for dayzzz!

Anonymous said...

You seem like a genuinely awesome person! Full of spunk and originality and beauty from within as well as out! Thanks for commenting on my blog post! I'm glad I found your blog because of it! God bless!!

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Haha, quite an introduction. Looking forward to reading about your adventures. Thanks also for stopping by my blog and yes, that 48 hour makeover was insane! Feel free to become a follower and discover the varied levels of insanity we tackle with our projects.

Morgan said...

looks like you have such a fun life! mandarin chinese? wow! my husband is part chinese and we've always said that we'd like to learn to speak chinese as well as teach it to our future children...we have no idea where to start, though! well, i'm excited about following your blog, and it's always great finding under believers in the blogosphere! God bless!

morgan
quitetheblog.com

Catriona M. said...

You and your hubby are so cute! I love the first picture in this post! I enjoyed reading your about me section. I am a new follower. Look forward to catching up on your blog

Catriona @ Precious Impressions

Christie said...

Hi Rachel!

I'm co-hosting the "Almost Friday" blog hop with you tomorrow and figured I'd come over and follow your blog! :)

I'm excited to work with you!

Christie
http://satisfactionthroughchrist.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

This is such a fun "About Me" section!! :) I loved it and can't wait to read more! Thanks for stopping by Chaos & Coffee! Have a blessed day!

callie said...

hi rachel just showing your blog some love too! i'm loving this 'about me' page girl looks great! thanks for stopping by again!
callie

www.mysomething-new.blogspot.com

Cat Logan said...

Hey Rachel, thanks for linking up with the Link and Mingle. I am excited to follow you and get to know you etc. I used to work as a hair dresser and think you are going to do great! I hope you have a blessed day.

Cat @ This Little Life of Mine

mika@Waste Clearance London said...

Im from what I wore wednesday bloghop! Yes you can use your blog to sell your e-book!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Rachel! I just found your blog through the blogworking wednesday blog hop and I'm your newest follower. Looking forward to reading your blog!

The TWIT said...

Hey, found your blog through your comments on one of my posts. I am so glad to have found you. You sound hilarious, and awesome. So stoked to be following you.

Allison said...

It's entirely too cute that you live in a farmhouse. I just love that. Barns and farm make me happy. Can't wait to read about your adventures!

Ashley @ Always Ashley said...

Loving the new design hun :-)

Natasha Atkerson said...

So were you Homeschooled? I'm in my last year of Homeschooling-graduating in June!
I'd love to hear more on your courtship story!
Natasha
A Modest Fashion Blog:
www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

Kimbra said...

So glad I found your blog! Love your spunky personality and am glad to be one of your newest followers!
www.mommysrambles.blogspot.com

Health, art, and the girl gamer said...

You two make a beautiful couple!! Happy to have found your blog!!

Michelle said...

I love you and your weirdness :) I just found you through Emily's Sew and Tell link-up and now I'm following. I loved your dress too, you have great talent! :)

mckenzie Sant said...

Alright. I love your blog! You are hilarious and I love the way that you put words together. So glad I found you :)

Claire P said...

Hi Rachel, you have a very nice blog, and thanks for dropping by mine! :) Have a wonderful day!

Sunshine and Sinatra said...

Omg. Dying. We are both Rachel G's!

Erika from Chimerikal said...

You live in MICHIGAN?!?! Hello fellow Michigander, hello!!! :) *waves with Mitten hand*

--Erika
http://www.chimerikal.com

Amy Lee Scott said...

Amen to Erika! I feel like I'm finding so many lovely Michigan bloggers lately, which makes my little metro Detroit heart grow ten sizes too big :)

Hillary Fay @ A Whole Awful Lot said...

I've loved meandering through your blog this morning :) I LOVE your hair btw! I wish I had the guts to chop all mine off!

Pamela said...

I just got the chance to stop by and I'm so glad I did. You're so funny. Can't wait to read more :)

Shannon Leahy said...

Popping on over from Arrows and I just have to say that I can't wait to get to know you better through this wonderful blog of yours x

Alicia | Jaybird: Home in Motion said...

Rachel, I'm so glad you commented on Jaybird so I could come find your blog! "If you're looking for a blog that does not involve peplums, weekly baby belly updates, or tutorials on how to make home decorations that will only serve to clutter up your bookshelves, this is it."-- exactly what I'd like to read.

kaitlyn hoffman said...

So, I remember reading a while ago about how you don't use perfect grammar with your blog? I don;t either and recently had someone down talk my blog due to it. How do you deal with it?!

Anonymous said...

This is the most hilarious blog introduction that I've read probably ever. Well done Rachel the Random. And thanks for finding my blog so that now I've found yours that will surely be a great source of entertainment.

Elicia Shepard said...

You go girl!! Love this. Can't wait to read more. Glad our blog paths crossed.

The Divine Diabetic said...

Seriously, you seem like a well versed and funny lady! Looking forward to following!

xo-Brittney

LauraEhlers said...

You may have my new favorite blog! From your "Southern" neighbor in Illinois!

Jessica DiGiannurio said...

your "about me" had me cracking up, great blog!! #SITSBlogging

http://www.dreamingofleaving.com

Zakkiya Khan said...

Hi Rachel, this is years later but you can sell directly from your blog using shoplocket. It's awesome, check it out! Zak

Kristy said...

I admire your "passion for living differently" :) What a great page!

Hannah Webb said...

Haha this is by far the best 'about' page I've ever come across!!

Farrah Fong said...

That picture of you and your husband is awesome! :] I love your About page and it's so cool that you studied Mandarin! :] I took it for two years in high school and two quarters in college, so I was semi-proficient at it (enough that I could marginally pass as a receptionist at the free clinic I volunteered at), but it's been so, so long since I've had a chance to speak it with anyone! I may resort to talking to Siri on my phone... :x

Mrs K said...

Oh yay! A fellow TCK!!!!

Michelle Tan said...

Hey Rachel. I found your blog through the YTL Pangkor Laut Resort Facebook page. You are so cool. Looking forward to read more about your adventures.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Such a cute updated page! Love this!