Prayers for the Recently Moved

To Mazu, goddess of the seas, hear my plea for calm waters because I’m not 100% sure I filled out the insurance claim properly and we are all desperately sick of wearing the same clothes we’ve been wearing for the past twelve weeks. To St. Maersk of the Shipping, hear my prayer: May our shipment…

You’re Going to Be Just Fine

What’s that you say? You’re moving? It’s going to be ok. No, no, really, you have to trust me. I know, I know–it’s an upheaval, an emotional train-wreck, a logistical, never-ending list of things to get done, each one dependent upon the one above. It’s ok. You’re going to be just fine. Even if the…

Everything I Need To Know I Learned in Copenhagen

Most of us have danced to this goodbye song before. Maybe your dancing shoes are so worn the heel is loose. Or maybe you’re still learning the choreography, trying not to step on any toes. Don’t worry, we all stumble, even the ones who’ve have the steps down pat. Perhaps you’re expat-ing or repat-ing, or…

It’s Not the Destination, It’s the Journey

At the risk of sounding like a meme or a break room poster quote, let me explain. When you move around, you spend an awful lot of time focusing on the where. Where are you going? Where did you come from? Where will you end up? As another season of goodbyes rolls in, I’m watching…