My Story


My name is Kim, and this is where I share the stories about the places I want to go, the places I’ve been, the girl boss academic life, and all that happens along the way. I have a full-time job as a university professor, and I am thankful to have a career that allows me the freedom to explore and experience the world outside the university walls. My job even lets me wear Hello Kitty sneakers to work, for which I am also thankful.


I’ve always been fascinated by books and writing, learning about other cultures, maps, and travel. I actually love maps so much that I had a job creating seafloor maps for the U.S. Navy. I’ve visited 40 out of 50 U.S. states, and my big trip outside ot the U.S. was to Italy with my high school Latin class. My favorite places to travel are Disneyworld, New York City, Hawaii, and South Korea. I am currently studying Korean and Japanese. The places I most want to visit in the next 10 years are Japan, the Maldives, and Ireland.