adapting Archive

Keeping Yourself Honest Abroad

October 12, 2010

in adapting, life changes

I’m just realizing it’s been a while since I wrote an insightful post. Which tells you I’ve probably been trying to avoid addressing what’s on my mind. This post draws on something Steph from Twenty-Something Travel (now officially on her RTW trip, which is awesome) and Brooke from Brooke vs. the World wrote about a […]

Compare and Contrast

May 11, 2010

in adapting, life changes, reflection

I know people want to hear about China. And maybe that’s why I haven’t posted here in three weeks–because I’ve wanted to write about stuff other than my trip. Shanghai was great. I still can’t believe I went to a place as exotic as China. I spent time with my oldest friend–we met in first […]

The New Normal

March 3, 2010

in adapting, moving abroad

The realization hit me like one of the raindrops smacking the window of the library in which I sat doing work Monday morning: I have made a life here. It was after a weekend spent going out with new friends and evolving into something more than small talk with my roommates. I have new local […]

American Habits in Australia

February 10, 2010

in adapting, exploring, personality

When I took my first trip overseas to England, Scotland and Wales 10 years ago, I was introduced to a delightful little card game called “asshole” (for those who don’t know the rules, click here), which I’m sure Askew World Order, who was also on that trip, will remember. I quickly became obsessed and wound up […]