New Year, Same Me

The first week of 2020 is done and personally I am glad things are starting to get back to routine. I love the holidays but when they are over, I usually am ready for them to be. So now, of course, is when we all try to remember how to do our routines. I have set up a new office space for myself and am excited to be typing and creating again. I had many unfinished blog posts and ideas sitting in the draft box. I opened it, read the first sentence of the last draft and thought, “Nah. Just delete it all.” And I did. All of it. I am one of those people that uses the new year to evaluate and reset but I also don’t wait until then to make decisions, changes, or leaps either. It just all suddenly felt irrelevant now. Well not irrelevant, just different.

Different in that I am in my third year as an expat and it I still haven’t found my lane, or a comfort zone. But I know I am most definitely beginning a new chapter.

My original intention with this blog was to, in a very small way, contribute to discussions about vulnerabilities (in the hopes of normalizing them so we can get out of our own way). So it surprised me that at one point it resonated with a community of people with lots of questions about what my expatriation was like. It shouldn’t have because my vulnerability has been my expatriation. Duh. Anyway, I have really enjoyed the creative and therapeutic process this blog has allowed me. I have enjoyed the discussions the posts have initiated. I want to keep doing it. And I am going to keep doing it. It’s just that I realized that, at this point, I am not going to try to define the focus of the blog.

That being said, what posts did you enjoy most? What would you like to hear more about? I absolutely love hearing from you all so please share.

*Photo by Anna-Louise from Pexels

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