There are so many things stressful and difficult about living abroad. I am sharing three reasons from my pro list that had me saying yes to moving back across the world during the aftermath of a pandemic.
It’s ok to still not be ok. We had great hopes that with 2021 would come an end to all the struggles we faced in 2020. That magically the new year would bring with it a fresh start and a new beginning. I don’t know about anyone else, but 2021 started off just as badContinue reading “Three Lessons I Have Learned from 2021 so Far”
Hi Everyone! I’m Christina and I work with Bri in China. This was the first holiday that I’ve decided to stay in the country I work in for a long holiday and lo and behold: Coronavirus. Officially I can now say that staying at home for about 23 hours a day for the third weekContinue reading “That One Time I Didn’t Leave China: Daily Experiences in the Midst of Coronavirus”
I’m from patiently waiting until the VCR rewinds. So I can watch The Beast throw open the doors of a literary heaven for his unwanted guest. The panning of the camera taking in the inky collection of far away places and periods ready to be explored. I’m from conversations on the side of my grandmother’sContinue reading “Where I’m From”
Over the last month or so, upon arriving back in China, I have had the same questions going through my head. “Ok. Your contract is over soon, what will you do next? Are we going to another place or are we going home? Are you doing the things you have wanted to do? What isContinue reading “A Special Work”
Our 5 day train adventure has been in the works for months. It’s difficult to plan extended trips with others, but nothing compares to planning a trip with someone living across the world. Time zones and work schedules have to be worked around. Tons of picture messages and links of places to stay and thingsContinue reading “Black in China: Sifting for Everyday Small Talk”