Hi there! This is Umana! I am a student of Advertising at the University of Tennessee. This is my introductory post for my travel blog ‘Umini’s Itchy Feet!’ I admit I have got ‘itchy feet’, meaning I have a very strong desire and an irresistible impulse to travel. Yes, I have been bitten by the ‘travel bug’ indeed!
I come from a beautiful country named Bangladesh — the world’s largest delta, which is situated in the region of Southeast Asia. I started to travel outside my home country Bangladesh when I was only nine years old. Traveling has always been my passion. I chose to write travel blogs for my ‘Social Media’ course since I realized I should pick a topic that I’d only be truly passionate about writing!
Currently I am at the United States of America since I am studying ‘Advertising’ here at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. I am actually doing my second masters here. I love Advertising and that’s what has brought me here! Intriguing ads are like ‘clever pieces of puzzles’ to me! I had a little bit of working experience in advertising and public relations at my home country long time back when I used to work for the hotel Sheraton. Later on, once I joined the academia, my co-curricular activities in addition to my usual teaching responsibilities included developing collateral and web content for the University of Asia Pacific in Dhaka.
My goal is to become a communication specialist and/or educator for a growing organization/institution, with potential promotion to higher levels. I feel anybody who teaches any subject should always keep abreast with the latest trends, especially when it comes to social media and marketing. One can do a good personal branding with social media since it actually is a virtual window to the world!
I have been fortunate enough to travel a whole lot throughout the world! People say that I am ‘well-traveled’. My travel experiences abroad include many different countries that I had been to, often many a times in almost all of the countries! The countries that I have traveled until now include: Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, United Arab Emirates, India, Turkey and last but not the least, the United States of America.
I am enjoying what I have been learning in the Social Media class. I really am fascinated about learning by doing approach in this course. It is a fabulous way of learning so many new things every single day in this course! This is absolutely amazing.
This blog ‘Umini’s Itchy Feet’, as the idiom in the title of the blog suggests, is about my wanderlust – my interesting travel experiences around the world! I have started this blog very recently as a partial course requirement of ‘Social Media’ yet now that I am enjoying all that ‘blogging’ has to offer, I do believe I shall be continuing with this blog even when I am through with this commitment! I am an avid learner and I have been learning a whole lot from my passion for wanderlust!
I look forward to your comments and questions if you have any of my blog posts. I promise I shall be posting three times a week for you! I hope you would enjoy my blog ‘Umini’s Itchy Feet!’ I shall be catching up with you all at least three times a week. Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you again soon! Take care, bye!