After 4 years back home, it’s time again. We knew we wanted one more shot at living abroad with our kids and so…. to Seoul we go. I’m so excited, but I also know the amount of work it takes to move your family abroad inside of 6 months. My knowledge is a gift but … More Here We Go Again..
Part of the journey is the end. Here we are again…. packing up our belongings and sorting through the many memories we have made here. It’s time for pack-out and we are preparing to live transitionally for the next few months. While I am often overwhelmed by the amount of to-do’s in this phase, my … More Transitioning, Again.
What is the hardest part about living overseas? It’s simple. The being far away. This past week we had to watch the news as the Woosley Fire in Malibu, California ripped through our families property. With no power or cell service, we were cut off from all communication for 24 hours and not knowing how … More The Hardest Part
I recently watched the minimalist documentary on Netflix and it got me thinking about coming home. We sold off and gave away many of our processions when we moved overseas knowing we would be living in a much smaller apartment. After living out of 9 suitcases as a family of four for about … More More of Less: Minimalism Overseas
Have you heard of Pack for a Purpose? This past weekend, I had to the chance to learn firsthand what their program was all about. From their website, you search out your vacation destination and find a list of non-profits that you can choose to help. You will then be able to find a list … More Pack for a Purpose
I have always felt a special connection to my homes. More than most maybe, but I feel the energy and love we have put into them and I can recall the ways the shadows danced on all my walls. So it is no surprise that this house I don’t own, in a country that is … More An Ode to the Tall House
I am reading a new book, Misunderstood by Tanya Crossman, a more modern version of the classic Third Culture Kids. I have bookmarked so many amazing and relevant subjects in this book. It seems every other page, I am nodding away in agreement. Understanding the unique situation of transitioning in and out of an … More Book Review: Misunderstood
I have wanted and waited to write this post since we first got here 2 years ago. I knew I needed more time to sort it all out and to experience the true impact in our household. There is a lot of conversation and thought that goes into how I will write this post, … More On Having Help
I wanted to talk a little bit about traveling with your family for longer than a typical vacation. Being out of your own space for longer than a week can present its own side effects. As my children get older, there are different needs that need to be met in order for everyone to have … More Growing Up Expat: Traveling with an Introvert
This was by far the smoothest transition back into life in Cartagena that we have had yet. I know it is different for everyone, but the longer we are here the easier it is to come back from a break. My kids started school in the most normal way possible and we jumped back into … More 2 Years In…