Hard to say goodbye

Hard to say goodbye

Friday is my last day of school in New Zealand and to be honest I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’m not going to lie, I’ve made much better friends here than I would have expected.  Since I’ve been little, my Mom has always been telling me about when she went to...
Hobbies

Hobbies

When we first arrived, a very nice man asked me a question that stopped me in my tracks because I had no answer – I was literally stumped. The fact that I was stumped was troubling to me, and dumbfounding to him. He asked me: “Fred, outside of running Her Corner and...
Good Living

Good Living

I’m there. It’s taken some time (as you know,) but I have adjusted and learned to really love where we live and how we live. I’m sure this ridiculously cute beach house had something to do with that, but hey, no one wants to know *why* mom is in a good mood. It’s just...
Unpacking

Unpacking

We’re really starting to unpack here – both literally and figuratively, as one hopes to do on a sabbatical year. It’s the end of Week 6 (yikes!) We are already seeing the kids picking up slang and sounding like Kiwis – just this week, Julien...
Withdrawal

Withdrawal

I underestimated what it would feel like to move somewhere where I know no one. And by no one, I mean no women. I had discounted how much I rely on women every single day – for laughter, for support, for reference, for connection. My entire life in Washington DC is...