|Now I'm SO glad I bought that Christmas mantel covering!|
My new Christmas tradition is to invite any internationals over to my home who don't have a place to go and who would like to celebrate Christmas the American way. I do this through my American Skills for Internationals Meetup and Welcome Dialogue, my business that helps expat professionals make more money and more friends.
This year I also posted the event on my neighborhood's Facebook page and got a message from a journalist from CBS Channel 2 Chicago. They asked to do a story on my party! Of course I said YES, so an hour into my party a news crew came over and took footage of me and my guests (and my impeccable Christmas decorations *ahem*).
My only problem is: how do I top this?
|Reporter Charlie De Mar and my guest Sumayia Hassan|
|The Press. They're always trying to get into my parties...|
|My guest Ahmed Albandawi.|
UPDATE on 22 Jan 2019: Sadly, I took down the Welcome Dialogue website and accepted that this business will no longer be my focus. But I left the Facebook page up: Welcome Dialogue.