Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Rika in Roatan will now be Rika in Russia!


Well guys, I had such a huge response to my last post about trying to decide if I should stay on Roatan or not that it helped push me out of a rut and onto my next adventure:

I'm moving in two weeks to the tiny Russian town of Kashin to work on a farm in exchange for room & board! I'll be mucking out stalls, planting seeds, threshing, helping take care of the animals and also teaching the farm owner's kids elementary school math at night. No electricity, no internet, no TV...should be a nice 'un-plug' from the real world. I can't wait to learn about Russian culture, and the language!!



So, to anyone who believed that, welcome to my blog. I'm Rika and I would never, ever move to Russia to work on a farm, or teach kids my least favorite subject :) To everyone else, April Fools!!


On a more serious note, THANK YOU to everyone who responded to my last post. I was totally overwhelmed with the amount of feedback and support that I received on here and my social media networks, and I will be getting back to you all personally as soon as I can. Is it weird to tell you guys I was almost in tears over some of them? What an incredible community I've been so lucky to be a part of the last two years. I really had no idea that many people would reach out and offer suggestions and kind words and it was much appreciated. I've made a decision, and will be letting you all know very soon what you can expect next on Cubicle Throwdown.

Did you play any April Fools tricks this year?

Guys, make sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter ... there's lots of extras posted there that don't make it onto the blog. (I also have Google+ if anyone even uses that?) Plus it makes me think of a better prank for next year...I think this one was a little easy. So there's that.

13 comments:

  1. You totally got me! I was ready to announce my congratulations on Twitter and then I read further and saw that it was April Fools!!! Good one, very good!

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  2. Travels with TamApril 01, 2014 12:37 PM

    You absolutely had me. I was thinking, is she completely whacko???

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  3. Haha Rika! I was thinking Isn't that a bit far away from the water? Is she not going to dive anymore?! Lol!!!!

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  4. I thought you might have 'gone off the deep end' ? The burning question in my mind reading that though was 'How is she going to blog if there is no internet?' Well played Rika, well played

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  5. Omg, as I was reading i was thinking "how can I tell her she's going to hate that, without sounding judgmental in the comments...." you totally got me!

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  6. Carmel & ShawnApril 02, 2014 12:58 AM

    Well, you totally got me to click on this post and then read the other one (SO behind on reading again). Ha ha...joke's on me. But a good one because now I'm more caught up on where you are.

    I hope you get a break soon. That last post sounded too tired! You deserve a holiday, at the very least.

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  7. Hahaha after your comment on my au pair post I was like, Rika?! Kids?! Got me ;) Can't wait to hear your decision! :) x

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  8. Haha I totally fell for it when I read the beginning! Happy you're not going though…can't imagine working on a farm in a small town in Russia to be very fun :P

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  9. Karyn @ Not Done TravellingApril 02, 2014 7:17 AM

    lol, you totally got me. I was like, "But, but....if she has no internet, how will she update her blog?"

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  10. Haha, good one! I got very excited for a minute because I'm moving to a neighboring country in a few months and was anticipating a meet up!

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  11. u got me there! I was reading and getting excited (no internet no electricity and farms? hell yeah! :P), then I scrolled up and saw the 1st April post date...lol. A break would be good since you ain't doing what you came here for. Can't wait to find out the plan!

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  12. Ha! I TOTALLY BOUGHT IT!! And was weirdly excited for you. Can't wait to hear what's next!!!!

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