About the Writer: I am a 6th generation Texan from Austin, Texas. My name is Chelsea Wunneburger and I am currently living in Madrid, Spain. I am a Language and Cultural Assistant through the Community of Madrid’s Ministry of Education and volunteer as a Girl Scout Troop Leader through the US Girl Scouts Overseas. I have lived abroad in Ireland and Spain and have traveled all over the United States and some different countries in Europe.
I studied at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. I have a Bachelors of Arts in English and Mass Communications and a Masters of Arts in Technical Communications with a cognate in Irish Studies. After my first trip to study abroad in Cork, Ireland, I became infected with the wanderlust bug and haven’t stop making my list of places I want to visit.
When I finished my masters, I was trying to figure out if I wanted to stay in the U.S. follow the norm of a mundane life (working 8-5, buying a house, having babies, and living an American life) or break out of the standard American life and live overseas traveling all over the world, experiencing different languages and cultures, and living my life long dream to travel and to live overseas. I thought moving to Spain was the perfect remedy for my desire to live and work overseas.
I am about to start my 2nd year teaching in Spain. I have decided that I want to spend 3 years in Spain. After I finish spending 3 years in Spain, I want to move to South Korea for a year. Then, maybe go back to school and get a Ph.D. that focuses on International or Higher Education.
My Passions in Life: scuba diving, horseback riding, karaoke, cooking, traveling, writing, music, and fitness. Spending time with family and friends. At the moment, I am trying to improve my Spanish. Yes I can speak a little bit of Spanish, but I don’t want to claim myself to be bilingual. Also, I am making some plans to go diving next spring in the Mediterranean Sea.
Goal for this Blog: My goal is to record my adventures and stories for the world to read and to be inspired. I want share my experiences, wisdom, and difficulties of living aboard, so others can learn about the life of being an expat overseas.
Why Wonderburger: The next few years I see myself traveling and working aboard. I believe I have a wanderlust soul that needs to be fed by seeing the world and traveling. As I am traveling, I will look at the world with wonder. I took the word “wonder” and combined the last half of my last name Wunneburger -> “burger.” The result was Wonderburger. I believe the name is a unique twist for a blog name.