Update Published October 5, 2015
Twenty fifteen has brought about many new opportunities, friendships and more. As our life in Ukraine has changed, so has the world around us. Ukraine’s war with Russia. The world and terrorism. The world is facing a future completely uncharted. No way to fully understand everything around us. Technology is changing at such a rapid pace, it’s impossible to know where the journey will end. The fact is that, nobody on earth can possibly understand what’s happening or know how to control it. This is how it should be. No one individual or country should make the decisions for another. Living in Ukraine for nearly eight years has given me an entirely different perspective on how the world turns. It’s good.
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Update Published July 15, 2014
Extremely busy with new projects and family life in Mykolaiv. Not much time to write. That’s my next career.
Update Published March 10, 2013
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It’s been just over five years since coming to Ukraine. Larisa and I are having a great time living everyday to it’s fullest. So much has happened since November 2007. Observing what’s taken place around the world has opened my eyes in many ways.
My fifty four years in California, now seems quite boring, compared to life in Ukraine. Not that I haven’t had a full life but, the fact that I didn’t realize how big the world really was. Living in the comfort of my home in California was somewhat like isolation from the outside world. Until a person has the opportunity to meet people from other countries, you rely heavily on the Nightly News to keep abreast of what’s happening outside the borders.
Growing up in California had it’s ups and downs. Many people who stay close to home most of their lives, never know what they are missing. The world and all that goes on, seems easier to understand since coming to Ukraine. Over the past five years, I’ve met countless visitors here.
New friends from America, France, England, South Africa, South Korea, Ireland, The Isle of Man, Netherlands, Holland, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, Germany, China, Japan, Poland, Switzerland, Russia, Georgia, Australia, New Zealand, Armenia, South America, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Denmark, Bangladesh, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Italy, Moldova, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, Malta and more.
It’s been interesting and thought provoking to hear world views from different perspectives. Our friends have shared so much about their countries and the lives they live. Family life, jobs, education, environment, relationships, hobbies, sports and a mountain of other stuff. Sometimes it’s impossible to take it all in but, somehow we have managed to do just fine.
Living in Ukraine and sharing everyday with Larisa feels like a dream. We not only share evenings together but, daytime as well. We work together managing our language school and building businesses. Meeting clients just about everyday is pretty normal here. Sometimes our days are rather hectic, but we always seem to find time for each other.
We opened our language school in November 2008 and it’s still growing everyday. Our Larisa School of Language website is second to none in Ukraine with all of the educational tools. Recently, we just finished our first PDF English Grammar E-Book. Our on-line lessons have continued to grow as well.
We teach English, Russian and Ukrainian by Skype everyday. We have many students that take lessons by Skype who live in a number of countries including America, Russia and Ukraine along with neighboring counties. Recently, we just celebrated Saturday English Club number 200 with a twelve hour English Club Marathon. What a lot of fun. There was a continuous crowd from 8 to 8.
As a Baby Boomer born in 1953, I often think about all the people in America who are retiring now. Ten thousand everyday is difficult to imagine. If I had one thing to offer to those retiring now, I would tell them to consider learning another language or building an on-line business.
I can tell you that since coming to Ukraine and teaching over 10,000 hours of English, my mind is as sharp as ever. For me, it’s been lot’s of fun knowing that every student we teach has obtained another life skill. In this country, people who speak great English have many more opportunities at their doorstep. They might use English for jobs, travel or to communicate with family members in other countries.
What have I done over the past five years while living in Ukraine? Here’s the short list; Married the most beautiful woman in the world. Her name is Larisa in case you didn’t know:) Co-founded two language schools. Helped countless individuals better understand how to do business here. Ridden the buses over 3,500 times. Shared countless holidays and special events. Lived in Ukraine over 1,760 days. Eaten Ukrainian cuisine over 3,500 times. Taught over 10,000 hours of English. Created over 30 educational websites and a whole lot more.
Our newest website is all about creating on-line businesses while having fun. Maybe it’s writing short stories. Sharing your life experiences. Teaching others what you have done in your lifetime. AffiliateSchool101.com is a work in progress with great resources, ideas and articles that are meant to help anyone who needs a second income. Larisa and I created this website to help others learn how to help pay the bills. It’s a great resource for anyone who has the need for something to do. Perfect for any Baby Boomer like me:)
If you are searching for that next career, you might want to consider taking up teaching English to foreign students. While you won’t get rich, the human rewards are immense. There are many opportunities in foreign countries to earn an income and help supplement what you currently earn.
If you would like to speak with me personally and find out more about living and working in Ukraine, don’t hesitate contacting me at Bill@billgreen54.com. I do charge for my time, but you will find the information I offer is priceless. I always try to answer your initial letter with limited questions completely free. I conduct Q and A Skype conferences daily from our offices in Nikolaev Ukraine. Are you living your life adventure?
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Update Published July 10, 2012
If someone had told me six years ago, by July twenty twelve I’d be sharing my life with the woman of my dreams, I wouldn’t have imagined anything close to it. More like a dream, I think…. Since Larisa and I first met on-line in December 2006, our lives have been forever blessed with a true life adventure. An adventure we couldn’t have imagined or written. An adventure that began on the road of life and continues to surprise and amaze around every twist and turn.
Our language school in Nikolaev continues to develop as planned along with daily opportunities. Our websites, on-line teaching and learning resources have continued to grow with no end in site. Our development of The new LSL Education Network is proving to be an amazing area of growth for on-line education and marketing improvements for other language schools in Ukraine. Additional projects under development are country specific web sites targeting education, information and on-line shopping.
Coming to Ukraine in November 2007 to stay a while, proved to be perfect timing. While America began the economic nosedive in December 2007, Larisa and I were just beginning our life adventure together in Ukraine. Since then, we’ve taken advantage of every opportunity that has allowed us to learn each other and explore the many differences in our lives. Larisa has countless expressions that always make me smile. They come from life, language difference, humor and the desire to communicate every way possible. And What????? Who Knows????? It’s All About You….. Just a few of her fun phrases….
Meeting with clients in Nikolaev and on-line gives us the opportunity to share the experiences of others who have tried their hand at searching for true love on this side of the planet. Over the past five years, we have met men by the hundreds that have allowed us the opportunity to share their success stories as well as their trials and tribulations. Sadly, the majority of men go home empty handed without ever finding the woman of their dreams. There are a myriad of reasons for this.
We are always happy to consult friends from around the world. If you’re searching for your other half on this side of the planet, educate yourself and learn as much as possible from two people who have created a life together a little differently than most. Educate yourself before traveling to a foreign land to meet what you think could be Mrs Right.
Contact us at Bill@billgreen54.com. Life is an Adventure… Live it!
Update Published Sunday June 26, 2011
Learning a language can be a lot of fun, but teaching it… WOW!!! Life in Nikolaev Ukraine has truly been the adventure of a lifetime. It’s been over three years since Larisa and I’d taught our first English lesson together. It was February 14th…. Yes, Valentines Day 2008. She knew little English while I was totally deficient in Russian. In the few weeks before that day, we had visited a number of schools in Nikolaev.
Knocking on as many doors as we could find, while searching for the perfect opportunity. I just wanted to teach English. In the beginning, it was more about whether I could actually find a job here. I came to Nikolaev for just one reason: to spend time with and get to know my sweetheart. Little did we realize then, what we would be doing today.
We had opened our own language school in November 2008. That was eight months after we started working at a language school we helped found that same year in March. Larisa was the first manager, I was the first teacher, that was a great time for us.
This November we will celebrate our third year teaching English at our school; Larisa School of Language. Life is an Adventure, live it!……. I know that phrase well. I have been living my adventure nearly four years now. I can remember when Larisa and I celebrated lesson number 100.
Two weeks ago, lessons taught by me personally reached 4,302. That’s a lot of….. am, is, are, along with The ABC’s and 123’s. I still look forward to sharing language and life with every student everyday.
Larisa and I live every day like it’s a new day. Sharing time together with honesty and open communication while enjoying and looking forward to lives adventures around each and every corner.
Are you living your life adventure? Live life to the fullest each and every day.
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Update published Sunday June 13, 2010
It’s been nearly three years since I moved to Nikolaev, Ukraine. Living in a foreign country after a life of 54 years in California, USA is the experience of a lifetime. Living everyday with Larisa is my dream.
Larisa and I opened our language school in November of 2008. Currently, our school teaches an average of 45 lessons a week. We are located on Sovietskaya and Shevchenko 63 Second Floor.
Our web site is at http://larisaschooloflanguage.com
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Skype is Billgreen54 and Larisaschooloflanguage
Please contact me if you need any help in Nikolaev. We are always helping somebody somewhere in the world. If you would like to know more about Ukraine and the people who live here, please feel free to contact me anytime. If you would like to sit in on a virtual classroom as a guest speaker, let me know. We are always inviting friends to share thoughts and life around the world.
First published on April 13, 2008
Living and working in Nikolaev, Ukraine is a true life adventure. Our day job is teaching English (about 12 classes a week), by night; Larisa and I help men and women find each other around the world.
We take our jobs seriously and know the importance of honesty and trust. We know what it feels like to put every ounce of time and commitment in a loving relationship. We first met each other in December 2006 on the Internet just after my return from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Larisa from Nikolaev Ukraine; myself from California, USA.
I moved to Nikoleav in November of 2007 and haven’t looked back since. I started coaching men over two years ago. Life, relationships, cultural communications, this is what we do and more for clients all over the world.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or skype at billgreen54. If you are searching for the love of your life in the Ukraine, we can help you.