I just accidentally typed soso instead of 2020 and to be honest it feels pretty accurate. So that's the title sorted. Anyway, it's been awhile since I have sat down and written for the blog. At this stage I wanted the blog to be a collaborative effort, but 2020 is wild. Everyone is just holding... Continue Reading →

Be The Rose Lady

"That would never happen in the U.S."Me, All the time I have nearly completed three years abroad and I STILL find myself saying it. This really could be a whole blog series. She said when she went to the hospital. She said when she went to the restaurant. She said when she went to the... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Turn Down For What?

I have promised myself to give it a little break, talking about all the challenges I have faced the past couple years in Holland. There have also been many positive things to happen since I made the decision to expatriate that I could talk about. But, I just can't help it. Not this week. Because... Continue Reading →

a bit

My blog is public, which is why in several posts I have explored how vulnerable I should be with my readers. But, basically, I pretty much know all of you that read my ramblings about my challenges as an expat, and how anxious all of theses challenges make me feel. Well, I thought I knew... Continue Reading →


I was sitting here working on the interviews I did recently and suddenly felt inspired to share with you all the experience I had a couple weeks ago. As you know, this expat journey has been an interesting one for me. I have felt challenged in every single way and have been fairly open about... Continue Reading →

Living in Wonderland

Every time I sit down to write, everything seems like a jumbled mess. In theory I am trying to break it up into separate experiences but how do I talk about x without talking about c, to get to y? Everything I do, see, hear, taste the whole experience is all interrelated so sometimes (all... Continue Reading →

Please Excuse My Absence

I did not publish a blog post last week because of the attacks on women's rights in the United States. My blog is essentially about vulnerability and I struggled to focus, reign in, "control" my emotions, because there were a lot of them swirling around in my head and my heart. And I just didn't... Continue Reading →

Suck It Up, Buttercup

I never considered a static life. I suppose many of my friends and family would not call their lives static but to me, never leaving where I grew up seemed fixed, not growing, not developing, static...(don't @ me, I understand life differently now). I don't know why I came to feel like this. Maybe it... Continue Reading →

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