Behind ‘The Rebecca Project’ is Rebecca J. Richardson, an enthusiastic Aussie expat working as a communications manager, social media advisor and writer.
She spent a few years living in the heart of San Francisco with her husband in 375 square feet and an impressive collection of overdue library books. But in October 2012, they packed all that in to chase the scent of their lost youth along the Banana Pancake Trail in South East Asia. The jury is still out on whether this was one of the best or worst decisions she has made to date. Currently, she’s enjoying a slower pace of life in the Sydney suburbs, reconnecting with family and friends in Sydney before she heads back to her other life in San Francisco. She’s kept herself busy writing, wandering, painting decks and visiting agricultural shows.
She spends her free time taking creative writing and German language classes, hiking the stairways of her adopted city of San Francisco, and admits to suffering from the Cultural Cringe. She loves a good cuppa tea with Scotch Finger bikkies, and dislikes talking about herself (particularly in the third person). One day, she hopes to successfully order from a drive-through without having to put on an American accent.
For more on how she started travelling, and how this blog came about, read the About the Blog.
Whom she’d most like to meet:
The three people she’d most like to sit down for a chat with in 2013 are:
- Maggie Mason from ‘Mighty Girl’
- Meg Hunt from ‘Princess Lasertron’ and ‘Hello Holiday’
- She’d also happily settle for meeting any and all members of Belle & Sebastian.
The 2012 Great Writing Project
The Great Writing Challenge 2012 was born out of a meltdown in a hotel room in Bilbao, Spain. Needing some impetus (ie hot poker to her rear) to leapfrog her fears and pursue her dreams, a six month project of five positive posts per week was decided upon. The aim of this is challenge was to develop as a writer, challenge herself and provide some structure to her life. She ended up continuing the project into November.
The Great Comedy Challenge 2012 was the reciprocal gauntlet thrown at her husband, the American, to make him a better comedian. He posted a regular comic strip, The Chronicles of Larry & Gary, as well as assorted other songs, short films and animations at CommunistComics.com. His crowning achievement in 2012 was completing a whole 162-game season (plus 17 games in the post season) game day comic called Grabbin’ Some Pine, that charted every single game of the 2012 World Series-winning San Francisco Giants.
And what about you?
Shoot Rebecca an email at TheRebeccaProject [at] gmail [dot] com and introduce yourself. She’d love to hear from you!