reflection Archive

The Plan

The Plan

July 5, 2016

in goals. writing, life change, reflection

“Are you a planner?” It’s a question that comes up in everything from personality tests to job interviews.  And it’s one I’ve struggled to answer since I became an adult. The easy way to answer would be to consider all the things I’ve technically “planned” in my life–entry to college, a move abroad, a wedding (and […]


Our Boy Turns 2

April 22, 2016

in birthdays, daily life, family, reflection

  I’ve learned over two years of motherhood that time is both your best friend and your worst enemy. It will erase all traces of the virus that has forced you to fearfully watch your baby cough out a lung as he sleeps next to you on the couch. It will eventually bring the teeth that have been […]

Small globe eraser

Today I Wish I Wasn’t an Expat

June 2, 2011

in life changes, reflection

Yes, that was me just walking down Darling Street with a stack of IRS papers under my armpit. I just paid more than $13 to express mail forms I forgot to sign and attach to the IRS to get there by the date stipulated — naturally, just days after the packet arrived in my mailbox […]