Category: thoughts

January 11, 2022

TOP 5 BOOKS OF 2021

My reading goal for 2021 was 50 books, and wow did I find some good ones this year! I’ve always been an avid reader, but it’s become a bigger priority for me over the past few years, especially as I’ve noticed my screen time creep up and up. This year, I set myself a goal […]

November 9, 2021

THE HARDEST PART ABOUT MOVING ABROAD

Most of the time, I love living abroad. I absolutely live for the adventure, meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures. I love taking every opportunity to travel, and love trying all the new foods and experiences. And most of the time it’s just that. I’m happy with my decision to live abroad and am […]

January 26, 2021

5 LESSONS LEARNED ABROAD – GUEST POST WITH KATIE WEE

This week on the blog Katie Wee, my cousin and fellow expat is here to share her reflections and musings on lessons learned while living abroad. Katie currently lives in London and has so many interesting thoughts and stories to tell when it comes to facing the incredible experiences and challenges of living abroad! -Emily My […]

January 19, 2021

10 THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU LIVE ABROAD

Life might be difficult for a while, but I would tough it out because living in a foreign country is one of those things that everyone should try at least once. My understanding was that it completed a person, sanding down the rough provincial edges and transforming you into a citizen of the world.” – […]

January 5, 2021

NEW YEAR, NEW ME?

It’s finally 2021, and I’m actually feeling very hopeful about the year ahead. I’m all about a fresh start, and though not much has changed in my world since December, I’m feeling good and ready to start a new year and leave 2020 behind. During the last few weeks of December I was seriously unmotivated. […]

December 16, 2020

LIFE IN SCOTLAND: MY INITIAL THOUGHTS

Somehow we’ve already been in Edinburgh for three weeks, and I’m not sure where the time has gone! People keep asking if we’ve “settled in”, and to be honest – it’s been a really strange time. Moving to a new country and quarantining immediately (not to mention in a temporary apartment with only some of […]

September 23, 2020

27 THINGS I’VE LEARNED IN 27 YEARS

On Saturday I celebrated my 27th birthday. It’s so crazy to me that I’ve entered my late twenties – how did this even happen? Though I don’t feel much older, I do feel a bit wiser (but don’t get me wrong – I’m still very much figuring it out), and reflecting on this year has […]

August 31, 2020

10 WAYS I’VE CHANGED SINCE MOVING ABROAD

Looking back on the past two years that I’ve lived in Sweden, there are so many things about my life that have changed. From daily habits to overall mindset, experiencing life in another country has given me perspective and opportunities I never would have imagined. Though the number is closer to 10,000 – keep scrolling […]

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