Expat Life: On Saying Hello

Many of you might remember an article from earlier this year, about the slightly less-exciting aspect of expat life – that of saying goodbye. I shared how painful it was to learn that so many people I cherish spending life with here would be moving away, leaving a gap (and even a bit of sadness) in…

Expat Life: On Being Patient

There’s something about living in a foreign country that seems to challenge one’s patience. Be it the language barrier, the cultural differences, the weather, the little unknowns that seem so simple to people who grew up in the country…

Expat Life: On Being A Foreigner

If you don’t already know, I’ve been waiting for many months to begin a new job. I first began searching back in February, and was offered a wonderful position a month later. It’s now mid-June, and I’m finally beginning to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel of the massive mound of…

Expat Life: On Saying Goodbye

So I was going to post something about picnic spots I like here, but to be honest, I’ve been so distracted lately, to the point of being overwhelmed that I can’t focus on actual things going on around me and I just don’t feel like writing about something so seemingly trivial. It’s frustrating, to say…

a lifetime in six months

Wow… I can honestly say that it doesn’t feel like 6 months. It feels like an eternity and a day all at once. I feel as though I’ve been gone from the U.S for years, yet I’ve been here just a day. How can that happen? I have no idea. So many wonderful things have happened since…