My Best and Worst of 2016

As the year winds to an end, reflection and resolution are two words that start to work their way into our vocabulary.  For me, I seem to be at that age where time is absolutely starting to fly by.  For example, I know that Alan Rickman died this year- 2016 was a really horrible year … Continue reading My Best and Worst of 2016

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They Don’t Deserve It- A Teacher Rant

My BFF wasn't allowed to have gum as a child.  Apparently, this was the only thing she ever wanted when she accompanied her mom to the grocery store and her mom always said no.  She vowed that when she had kids, if they wanted gum, they were gonna get gum, dammit! My mom would never … Continue reading They Don’t Deserve It- A Teacher Rant

Pooping Where You Eat- Or How I Feel About Living with my Colleagues

The Ladybug, Sprout and I have just come from a birthday party down the street.  Three doors down the street, to be precise.  The birthday girl is the daughter of my principal and our school's librarian.  Their house looks exactly like ours except everything is flip-flopped.  When you walk in our front door, the stairs … Continue reading Pooping Where You Eat- Or How I Feel About Living with my Colleagues

My 30 Most Awesome Life Moments

There have been a lot of awesome life moments for me since I moved overseas... but there were also a lot of awesome moments before I moved.  Today is a bit of a reflection on all things awesome in my life.So here they are, in no particular order-   My 30 Most Awesome Life Moments1. Marrying … Continue reading My 30 Most Awesome Life Moments

The Reason I Left

Today's post is the 2nd in an Expat Link-up series by Molly over at The Move to America.  The topic today is ‘The Reason I Left’ – share why you became an expat. What made you choose a particular place or the traveling lifestyle? Has it been what you expected? What did you consider/wish you … Continue reading The Reason I Left

The Time I Didn’t Take My Visa to Kuwait

After being hired to go teach in the Dominican Republic, I spent the month I had left in the States preparing for my certification exam, telling everyone I was moving, crying about moving, counting down the days until I moved, and having about six million going-away parties (which was awesome).  The one thing I don't … Continue reading The Time I Didn’t Take My Visa to Kuwait

Five Things I Love About My Expat Life

I've found another link-up... and apparently I'm an expat blogger now.My friend and fellow blogger (and sometimes running buddy when we aren't feeling too lazy) Becky and I were talking a few weeks ago about being an expat and what it means.  We discussed the quote I mentioned way back in our Expat Blog Challenge … Continue reading Five Things I Love About My Expat Life