Life in the Times of COVID-19

Have you guys heard? There’s a pandemic going on and its name is COVID-19. Of course, you know that. Every company you’ve ever given your address to is sending out “Our Response to COVID-19” emails just about every day. I’m so glad to know cupcake shops, clothing stores, and sports teams are handling the virus. […]

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Top 10 Telework Tips

Since moving to Tbilisi in July 2018, I have been teleworking full time. While this isn’t a terribly long period, I know, I feel like after a year-and-a-half of working from home I’ve developed a bit of a tips and tricks list in my head, but I’m never able to accurately articulate everything I want […]

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What To Do When Your R&R Implodes

I’m currently supposed to be in Bangkok. I’m supposed to be soaking in the fast-paced, bustling Southeast Asian city. I’m supposed to be settling in for one more night before we fly to Bali in the morning for some good-old-fashioned communing with nature and self-centering meditation on a tiny island at the end of the […]

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That Time We Almost Lost Our DPO

After a somewhat rocky start last summer, I’ve grown quite attached to our Diplomatic Post Office or DPO. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone since I’ve mentioned several times on this blog that the ability to receive mail from the United States is key to my happiness while overseas. I know the DPO […]

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The Glory of Frozen Food Orders

In a continuation of my series of “odd things you do overseas that you would NEVER in a million years do in America” I bring you the latest installment: ordering $1,000 worth of frozen fish (and two cases of greenies because, dogs, duh). Let me explain. Here in Tbilisi, we are lucky enough to have […]

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Oh No, DPO

I have a confession to make: I am completely, 100% dependent on online ordering when I’m overseas. I’m not proud of it necessarily, but sometimes you just have to do things you aren’t proud of when put into situations outside your comfort zone. I’m picky. I’m particular. I like things a certain way. And when […]

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Tbilisi First Impressions

It’s been about two weeks since we arrived in Tbilisi. Naturally, everyone is asking me what I think of this new city. And, naturally, being me, I have a complicated answer. Since this is only our second assignment overseas, I can’t help come compare everything to Dushanbe. I don’t know if this is necessarily the […]

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Do I Miss Tajikistan?

In case you weren’t aware, Sean and I did this really amazing thing from 2015-2017 where we lived and worked in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Cool, right?! It was an overwhelming experience to say the least. Not surprisingly, since returning home, not a week goes by where we aren’t bombarded with “Do you miss Tajikistan?” “Do you […]

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The One Leaving

Thoughts on returning to America, and leaving your friends behind

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Turkey Day Delivery

As a child I wasn’t a big fan of Thanksgiving. It was fun to stay home from school and see my family, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the food. I realize this is a controversial stance. Even my current self looks back at my child self with judgement. Two years ago, I cooked […]

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