Baby Stuff

I’m approaching 29. Which means I’m approaching 30. Which means, if you had asked my 23-year-old self, I would likely have at least one kid by now, or at least one on the way. I like how stupidly naive I was in my early 20’s. At 23 when we got married, Sean and I looked […]

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The Problem With We

One thing I’ve noticed since Sean joined the Foreign Service a few years ago is this culture of “we”. In many cases, the idea of “we” is a good thing: “we’re all in this together,” “we’re moving to a foreign country,” “we, collectively, are the U.S. Embassy Wherever.” That’s all fine and it builds a […]

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Operation: Replant Grass

So it’s May. I’m not sure how that happened exactly, but here we are. We are now approximately two months out from leaving for Georgia, so it’s crunch time when it comes to life in America. That includes getting the house ready to rent. Our yard had a tough winter. First it was buried in […]

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Vacation Deficit Disorder

It has been 464 days since our last vacation. For anyone who doesn’t want to do the math, that’s January 1, 2017, when we returned to Dushanbe after three weeks in New Zealand. That’s a long time for someone who loves to travel. I can feel the wanderlust creeping into the core of my being. […]

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Resolutions: Update

Uh, is it just me, or is 2018 FLYING?! How exactly is it already April? I’d like a full report on this please, ASAP. I think it feels like the year is flying because we have so much happening in June. Not to mention that our 14-15 months in the U.S. suddenly became 11 when […]

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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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