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…

Third Culture Kids Aren’t a Triangle–They’re a Wave

A recent conversation sucked me, feet first, into the black hole of expat doubt. And by doubt, I really mean: “What the hell is going to happen to my kids at the end of this experiment?” The conversation, with a brilliant friend who studies cultural differences, was about the unknown effect of removing yourself from…

Expats Anonymous

I’ve used plenty of phrases to describe living abroad: crazy, upside down, terrifying, exhilarating, tearful, broadening–but after a conversation with a good friend recently, I need to add another. Addictive. For some expats, whirling from one post and dervishing to the next, it’s easy to lose yourself in the tornado of “the move”. At times,…

Have I Told You About This Book I Wrote?

Things have been relatively quiet on the Wine and Cheese (Doodles) front of late. Hopefully for good reason. For the past few months I’ve been culling and cutting and revamping and revising, with the eventual goal of piecing together a Greatest Hits collection. Wonder Twin powers activate, form of a book. Phew. Thank God that’s…