Saturday, June 19, 2010

Before the "Contract"

Good Morning Vietnam!
Okay, I'm sure you are going to get tired of hearing that since we're not even in Vietnam yet!
So, sitting down with my friends last night, a light bulb went off when one of them suggested that I write a blog they could read. Oh how she will regret that suggestion.

The BIG news. It's the end of June, Ryan and I just found out last week that we will be traveling to Vietnam the first of September for his job. For those of you who don't know, Ryan will be flying for a brand new airline called Air Mekong, flying domestically across Vietnam. Being the fun loving, generous and traveling spirit that I am *cough cough* I have decided to support Ryan on his decision and go along for the ride.
So what happens when we made that decision? Nothing. No contract yet, no "real" information, a lot of unanswered questions. What I DO know is that it is that stress is already settling in. How will I get over there, will I be sponsored and get a business visa, what will my job be, where will we live....the list could go on and on. Still waiting for that contract in the mail.

To prepare, Ryan has spent over $100.00 in Vietnam books. He likes the one with the pictures, I like the ones that actually give me some sort of helpful information. We have spent time at the public library renting non war Vietnam books(which are hard to find) and travel videos. Honestly watching the videos has made me a little more weary about the country. I am also worried about Ryan. He was so excited in the beginning and that feeling seems to have wained and I'm not sure why. Maybe because he has already looked at all the pictures in his books, haha.

The progress I have made: I have printed out the application for the traveling visa. Check. Have I sent it yet? Nope.

Anywho, as things progress, I will be keeping this blog up until we leave and hopefully lots of fun stories while being over there. There are so many more things I want to say but will stop for now. Consider yourself saved. Have any questions? Just ask.


  1. Melissa,

    I know of no better person than you to go on this adventure. You have always lived life to the fullest and here you go making another chapter to add to your amazing life.

    Love, Jana

  2. Hey, thanks for the blog. Can't wait to read more. ML

  3. Lady, Just breathe! It will all get sorted out. You can only sort out one thing at a time. You are focusing too much on the whole list, try to focus on one thing. It is beautiful over there it is going to be amazing. Just let me know if you would like me to give you Sean's info (he has spent like 2 years in thailand and traveled to vietnam). Love you dear. It will be freaking fantastic...promise you :)