Inspired by my fellow travel-enthusiast Turkish friend, Barkin, in his reflective post here, I decided to answer the most popular question I’ve been asked since I’ve returned from expat life: How was your year? 2015 started out a great giant question mark. Have you ever leaped into a decision where you 100% did not know what… Continue reading Farewell, 2015
I’ve been back in Texas for two weeks and it’s been a harder transition back than I expected it to be. I experienced a bit of a culture shock from the moment I stepped off the plane and onto American soil! Regarding? Glad y’all asked. Observations of the Returned Expat American elderly folks are slow… Continue reading The Expat Returns
“Who are those blonde girls always in your pictures?” As an introvert, I have this (maybe irrational) fear that I will never make new friends in adulthood because I am simply too shy to approach a stranger and ask if they want to be friends. Note: I can’t be the only one who feels this… Continue reading BAES.
After Frankfurt, our travels took us to Rome and France. Mama’s first impression of Rome was that it was really dirty- we arrived late at night to our B&B by Termini station (the main train station), and it was smothered in grafitti. But through the tagging, shoving (is it really so hard to say excuse me!?),… Continue reading Mama & Mo vs. Europe (pt. II)
CHRISTMAS IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR. The food. The smells. The gifts. The music. The Jesus. I love it all, and I always look forward to December because I truly feel that it’s the most wonderful time of the year! When my mom mentioned she wanted to squeeze in a trip to a… Continue reading Weihnachtachtsmärkte
A few months ago, my dad and I surprised my mom with a round-trip ticket to Dublin. She was overcome with emotion at the thought of leaving her babies (my little brothers) for a week, but alas she was able to overcome that and grew very keen on the idea of seeing my world over… Continue reading Mama & Mo vs. Europe (pt. I)