It doesn’t get easier. I don’t think adjusting to huge life changes ever gets easier. I think it’s also more difficult when these changes happen for reasons out of our control- and I don’t necessarily mean that negatively, i.e. I knew my masters program would inevitably end and I’d have to figure out my next… Continue reading A Time of Growth
I haven’t traveled much during my time here in London, primarily because I’m so busy balancing work and my course load. However, I recently ventured back to Dublin (AKA my second home) to catch up with my little #IrishFam. I hadn’t visited Dublin since November! I was overdue for a visit. It was my friend… Continue reading Dubs and a Ramble
It’s official! The flight has been bought. The student loan has been taken out. The dorm has been booked. I’m officially Europe bound on Sunday for my next academic chapter and while I’m a little nervous to return to the classroom for grad school… I’m so excited for new adventures! The question I’ve been asked… Continue reading Why London?
“Aren’t you scared to travel abroad by yourself?” I get asked this question all the time *Cue condescending scoff.* When new acquaintances find out I’m leaving again for grad school, I try and find an appropriate way to explain how this isn’t my first rodeo. But once upon a time, I did have a first… Continue reading My First Time Abroad
One of my first-world whines about the States is the discouraging view we have towards gap years. In the UK and other countries, they’re a rite of passage, and I wish they were more encouraged here. Recently, Malia Obama made the announcement she’ll take a gap year before beginning her studies at Harvard in fall… Continue reading The G a p Year
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