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 […]

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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 12, 2021

5 SUSTAINABILITY GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR

For many of us, it’s feeling like 2021 is just  a continuation of 2020. Most places are in some sort of lockdown, and the state of the world is feeling pretty unsettling overall. I mentioned in my last post that I’m feeling hopeful for the new year, and that’s still true. And while I’m optimistic, […]

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 […]

December 8, 2020

QUARANTINE IN THE UK: MY EXPERIENCE

With just 2 days left of our 14 – day quarantine, I thought I would take some time today to talk about how and what I’ve been doing to pass the time! Over the course of this year, I’ve been lucky enough not to have experienced any strict lockdowns. As many of you know, Sweden’s […]

November 25, 2020

HEJDÅ SVERIGE/GOODBYE SWEDEN

We leave for Scotland tomorrow, and it’s finally starting to set in that I’ll no longer be living in Sweden. No more midsummer, afternoon fika, or dalahästar. No daily kanelbullar, summerhouses, or ABBA – there are so many things I’ll miss, but I’m certain many of the Swedish things I’ve come to love will find […]

November 17, 2020

LEARNING SWEDISH: MY EXPERIENCE

One of the best parts of living abroad is experiencing the culture, and for me, I found it difficult to do so fully without understanding the language. Though Sweden is known as one of the top countries when it comes to English fluency, it was important for me to try to learn at least some […]

November 10, 2020

10 WAYS TO BOOST MENTAL HEALTH

I’m not going to lie – the last few weeks have been filled with a lot of stress and anxiety for me. Between moving, starting a new job, the election, and everything in-between in the midst of a pandemic, my mental health has not been in a great place. I’m sure you can agree – 2020 has been a […]

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