Amy Young

Amy Young

Amy Young wants to help people find the sweet spot between burn out and rust out with ongoing personal and professional development. Founder of Global Trellis, co-founder of Velvet Ashes, she personally blogs at Messy Middle, and is the author of four books (Looming TransitionsLove, Amy, Enjoying Newsletters, and Getting Started. You too can live in your sweet spot.

Blog Entries

Off We Go

A Book Review

A resource to help you and your family say “Off we go!” with more confidence and connectedness.

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Dangers, Pitfalls, Connection, and Hope During Transition

This is not where you want to be. This is not where you thought you’d be. This was not your plan.

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“What If” Is Here: Global Trellis

You need a place for your soul to be breath, your head to be engaged, and your heart to stay tender. You need Global Trellis.

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7 Reasons I Liked “China: A History” (and 1 Warning)

A go-to resource for those wanting a brief overview of Chinese history or are looking for an engaging textbook for young students.

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Three “T” Reasons to Read “The Tea Girl”

If you enjoy a hot cup of tea and historical fiction, then this book is for you! 

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Home, James

A Book Recommendation

"It takes more than a passport to feel at home."

Supporting Article

Debriefing before the Final Goodbye

The author provides debriefing questions that can assist in evaluating life in China and aid in healthy transitions.

Books

Looming Transitions

Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service

Thinking through the process of transition beforehand can make all the difference between a smooth entry and/or re-entry, or a decidedly bumpy landing. Practical in nature, Looming Transitions is geared to help you to do just that.decidedly bumpy landing.

Books

Love, Amy

An Accidental Memoir Told in Newsletters from China

Amy tells her story of how she moved to China to teach English. She anticipated making cultural faux pas, trying new food, seeing God at work, and growing in her knowledge of language and culture. What she could not foresee was all of the adventures and hardships she would be asked to face. Join Amy, a natural storyteller, as she shares her life in China letter by letter.

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One Last Summer Reading Recommendation

It’s September and the autumn semester has started for most students, but before the leaves start to turn and the temperature plunges, we have one more summer reading book recommendation for you.