Today was a big day–the book launch for Nine Years in Bangkok: Lessons Learned. A team of readers promoted my book from all over the world–Australia, UK, Cambodia, Canada, USA, Mexico, Ecuador and more. It has been an exhilarating 24 hours and the greatest gift has been receiving all the accolades after days, months and (yes) … More Book Launch Day — A Great Review
About the Book Nine Years in Bangkok: Lessons Learned is an adventurous memoir of the author’s roller coaster life in Thailand. The book was originally written as a personal catharsis—an attempt to heal ‘Thailand wounds’. But, in re-visiting her experiences, the author realized that she wanted to share her ordeals and insights with a wider … More Hooray! Nine Years in Bangkok… is available now.
Nine Years in Bangkok tells the story of author Sharon Bazant and her family during the nine years they spent in Thailand. … More Out Now!
A brief list of author Sharan Bazant’s sensory memories of Thailand. … More Memories of Thailand
According to the dictionary, an expatriate is “a person residing in a country other than their native country”—a very simple get-to-the-heart-of-the-matter definition. However, in the real world, this expression is far more nuanced and Wikipedia goes on to explain: “In common usage, this term often refers to professionals, skilled workers, or artists taking positions outside … More The Expatriate Conundrum
What is a friend? One definition includes the phrases ‘having a close relationship, bond or attachment’ and another says ‘considering another’s well-being to be as valuable as your own.’ I’m a Taurus and true, lifelong friendships are important to me. I try to be honest in my relationships as I hope others will be honest … More Friendship
This morning I picked sweet peas from my garden—brilliant red; the heavenly scent of my grandmother’s kitchen in summer. I baked an angel food cake—a sweet, frothy treat for my family on Canada Day. While it was baking and cooling I re-watched the movie Eat Pray Love. All three activities provided nourishment for my soul. In the … More Removing Obstacles
Since returning to Canada in 2005 my husband and I have been taking ballroom and latin dance lessons. You might think, “They must be professional dancers by now with all those studio classes under their belts.” Well, you would be wrong. Dancing is one of those things you can study for years and still have … More Dancing Lessons
Mothering is tough and messy long days, long nights. Giving birth, nurturing, sacrificing parts of yourself. You love these gorgeous humans made in your image. You wish upon a star for them. You teach them to have ideals, courage, wisdom, respect for others, ambitions, humility, compassion. But you are still you With all your faults … More Mother’s Day Rumination
It’s been a while since my last posting as I’ve been working diligently on submissions to literary agencies and publishers for my book Nine Years in Bangkok: Lessons Learned. Now it’s time to play the waiting game. In the meantime, I will continue to share my lessons learned during those pivotal nine years. I’m hoping that my … More Let’s Talk