A blog abroad

Life hasn’t been the same since I left Texas in 2011. Eight countries and eight cities and later…these are stories of a life made away from home.


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  • Hello, 2022. We’re Having a Baby Girl.

    Hello, 2022. We’re Having a Baby Girl.

    A name materialized out of thin air as I sat up in bed. Immediately, I knew you were going to be a girl. To me, the name was perfect and so was its meaning. It was my first real connection with you. I knew then I was in for a wild ride. Week 18 – […]

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  • 100 Foreigners Share Their Belgian Love Experience

    100 Foreigners Share Their Belgian Love Experience

    A few years ago, I wrote an article, 7 Things I’ve Learned About Loving a Belgian. The article picked up traction in a way that really surprised me. People’s messages and emails came pouring in; strangers took time to share their experiences with me with impressive candor and humor. Shortly after, I invited expat strangers […]

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  • Life in Switzerland and The Year That Was 2020

    Life in Switzerland and The Year That Was 2020

    2020 is the year that so many people are thrilled to see go. I would say I’m also one of those people, but 2020 did bring something to our lives that no other year had before. Looking back on my last 2019 reflection, I’m stunned at the difference one year can make. Here’s a quick […]

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  • The Honest Truth About Homesickness as an Expat

    The Honest Truth About Homesickness as an Expat

    It’s happened many times: I’m having a drink at a party and small-talking with new people when they ask about where I’m from and where I’ve been. Inevitably due is a question laced with a hint of concern. They pry politely and it’s cute how they almost whisper the question like it’s a secret. “Isn’t […]

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  • This Day Last Year: Lebanon in Photos

    This Day Last Year: Lebanon in Photos

    One of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever visited, through my Fujifilm XT-1 27mm lens.

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  • Starting Over Again: Making Ourselves at Home in Zurich, Switzerland

    Starting Over Again: Making Ourselves at Home in Zurich, Switzerland

    We’ve recently moved to Switzerland in our 5th move as an expat couple. Here’s how things are going so far!

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  • Solo Trip to Rome, Italy

    Solo Trip to Rome, Italy

    Traveling alone in the Eternal City. Just me, my camera, and an insatiable appetite for pasta and pizza. Take a look.

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  • I Moved Abroad For Love. Here’s What I Want You to Know.

    I Moved Abroad For Love. Here’s What I Want You to Know.

    Hey readers, I’ve been wanting to write about this for a long, long time but it’s a big topic and a personal one, too. As a fiercely independent and travel-obsessed woman, the thought of ‘relying’ on a man to influence my future plans scared me. At twenty-three, I had no concrete life plan, but I […]

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