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Sometimes I regret the road less traveled

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; I was born... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Mum

Today is my Mum's birthday where she is. I am 16 hours and 19 years behind her. When I turned 19, I was convinced that I would fall pregnant and have a baby like she did, and now, almost ten... Continue Reading →

Deadline: A Story that wasn’t (at the Moth)

So, recently I started going to a live theatre style thing (good word use me!) called The Moth.  The basic premise of The Moth (which happens all around the world) is that you go to listen to stories. It is... Continue Reading →

What if I fail? The story of how I finally got my visa and the chance to move to LA

3 months ago to the day today, I landed in Los Angeles. Today in Vancouver, I had my interview for my US visa at the USA consulate here, and it was approved on the spot (it literally took 30 seconds and she... Continue Reading →

“Would you rather that things were good, or interesting?”

I'm a big fan of quizzes. I think it all started with Australian tween magazines 'Dolly' and 'Girlfriend' (hands up if you remember) which we gals used to pour over on bus trips between Netball practises (Netball is a real sport... Continue Reading →

Is there a place for me in Trump’s America?

I landed in Los Angeles 18 days ago, on the 12th of January 2017,  1 week before the Presidential inauguration. I had watched the campaigns for the role of 45th President of the United States from afar, the circus of American... Continue Reading →

Am I still an Expat, or am I just a Pat?

Am I still an Expat, or am I just a Pat?

Far from "home"

It's way early in the morning in the city I live in and I've been awake for hours. I fell asleep right after work and set an alarm to check the reviews on a movie I'm supporting as part of my... Continue Reading →

How do Third Culture Kids make it work?

A Facebook event invitation pops up. What is the first detail you note? For me it's the city the event is being held in. I've missed so many birthdays, bachelorettes, house warnings, engagement parties... 2 weeks ago, two of the... Continue Reading →

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