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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 […]

On Being A Sponge

April 5, 2011

in personality, reflection

I’m a sponge. An absorbent, holey, squishy square. That sounds cute, doesn’t it? Except that we all know what a sponge does. It cleans up dirty stuff, sucks it into its little pores. And even when you wring it out, some of the crap stays in there. Yuck. How do I know I’m a sponge? […]

Moving Abroad Has Made Me Bitchier

February 14, 2011

in personality, reflection

My boyfriend calls me “Jersey” as one of my nicknames. He started the first day we met, when I revealed my feistiness, no-bullshit attitude and truck-driver mouth. I’ve always been that way a little bit. It’s not just growing up in a state so often made fun of and shoved into the monstrous shadow of […]

Moving Abroad: How I Failed

January 3, 2011

in life changes, reflection

I’m almost a year into living in Australia and possess designs to stay here longer if allowed. I’ve evolved a bit as a person and a blogger over the last year, which is to stay I’m a little less scared of being a bit more revealing (to further explore the latter subject, read BrookevsTheWorld’s post […]

2010: The Year Life Got Fixed

December 29, 2010

in New Year, reflection

I deem it impossible to properly sum up a year so life-changing.  The prowess to wrap it up neatly in a perfect box with bow escapes me. I look back through some of my pictures, some of my blog posts, and all I can muster is “Wow.” People ask me about this blog name and […]