My name's Liz. I was born and raised in the Midwest, and that's where my heart will always be, but sometimes I have torrid affairs with Europe. The first of these was in 2004, when I took a ten day tour of England, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. We were reunited four years later, when I studied abroad in Madrid, and we got a little more serious in the summer of 2009, when I worked in Italy as an English tutor. I went back for more last summer, but decided I wasn't ready for commitment (and the impending fall and winter), so I retreated to the arms of South America instead. Now I'm in Uruguay, working as an indentured servant for a nine-year-old tyrant (this means I have no teeth). Europe, I didn't know how good I had it with you.