Little Girl Lost

Day 23- Respond: “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry PratchettBy now … Continue reading Little Girl Lost

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Let’s Build a Fort!

Day 22: Something I still haven't seen in my expat country. Bahrain is a strange little country.  First off, it is little... so very, very little.  I'm not a numbers girl- square miles and all that means nothing to me.  Bahrain is roughly three-to-four times the size of Washington D.C.  So I look at a … Continue reading Let’s Build a Fort!

Be Afraid… Be Very Afraid

Day 20: The trait I possess that most equipped me for life abroad. OR  The trait I possess that held me back the most. Or both.The post where Kelli reveals her inner-most insecurities.I hate looking stupid.  I hate looking like a tourist.I hate doing things for the first time by myself.There.  I said it.  I … Continue reading Be Afraid… Be Very Afraid

Like Strawberry Wine…

Day 16:  Respond: “It is a bitter-sweet thing, knowing two cultures. Once you leave your birthplace nothing is ever the same.” ― Sarah TurnbullWhen I was in college, I used to walk around pretending to have a (very bad, Mary Poppins-esque) British accent.  I think I did it some nights when I worked at Logan's … Continue reading Like Strawberry Wine…

A Long Way from Home

Day 15: What the tourists never see in my town that they are really missing out on...We get one 'Get Out of Jail Free Card' so I used it for yesterday.  My day was overwhelmingly ordinary but extraordinarily busy.  I literally did not have a minute to write.  But I'm back and ready today.This one … Continue reading A Long Way from Home

You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

Day 13: Something I left behindI feel a bit introspective on this one.  The most obvious answer is that I left my family and my friends behind, both literally and figuratively.  That first plane ride out of your home country- the one you make not knowing exactly when you're coming back- is terrifying.  It's heart-wrenching … Continue reading You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

Crash Into Me

Day 8: "I will never get used to..."If it's all the same to you, I'd like to make a list.  This morning, between making pancakes with the Ladybug and getting the girls ready to go to the animal park- since it was such a nice day and the Rugby Star needed to get some work … Continue reading Crash Into Me