Learning to Live like the English

Living abroad as an American means I also know a lot of people who are living abroad as Americans. They are scattered around the globe in countries that have more marked differences than the ones between the United States and the United Kingdom. Sometimes I feel like a “fake” expatriate because I’ve moved to a  ..read more

I’m Not Keeping it Real

The internet is hard. Don’t get me wrong. It often enhances my life and makes it so much easier.  It allows me to see my American family and for my family to see us, it provides me with the refuge I need when I’m alone to access and secretly dance to Taylor Swift videos (and  ..read more

I’m Cheering For You

Normally when I write a post, I repeatedly outline it in my head. I usually start somewhere in the middle with an idea and begin to colour out towards the lines of my thought until it is coherent enough to let it spill from my fingers. It’s my process. I have really, really tried this  ..read more

A Funny Kind of Grief

I caught a glimpse of it from the corner of my eye while walking through the supermarket aisle. Without thinking about it, I slowly walked over and flicked through the rack in search of the right size. Four. I ran my fingers over the buttons of the stiff, blue and white checkered summer dress, the  ..read more