Woman with long hair, under a tree branch with sunlight on her face.

Bucket Lists and Moments

This week I realized (again—can you re-realize?) that I can see the Atlantic Ocean from my balcony. Sitting down, at that. No need to climb the railing and squint. Most days, the sky and water match shades and the ocean just looks like a continuation of the sky—it all blends. But the other day, like…

Young woman wearing a mask sitting on her suitcase at an airport.

Arrival Anxiety

Moving is a major life transition and one that makes the top ten list of anxiety triggers. Now imagine that instead of moving to a new town or new state, you’re leaving your home country. Feel a slight uptick in blood pressure? Welcome to the expat life.  It’s downright scary moving to a new country…