Archive | March, 2014

Expat to local!

17 Mar

So today I was asked the question I get asked on a regular basis? Well three questions in fact.

Question 1- where are you from?

Questions 2- how long have you been here?

Questions 3- how long are you staying?

I replied and said, Australia, 7 months, this time, but almost 4 years all up and 3 years.

The lady replied and said 4 years you are a local now.

It got me thinking when do you turn from expat or out of tower to local?

When does that change occur? Is it losing part of your ascent, becoming familiar with the area, embracing the community or is it the feeling of home.

I have moved a lot, lived in 3 states in Australia, moved to California 3 times, went to multiple schools and so where is my home? Well that is the big questions.

Moving a lot makes you adapt and gives you the skills to make a home anywhere. I always thought a place/ destination was my home, but I am learning that it is where my husband and I are together, where ever that might be around the world.

So am I a local Californian? Well I am not so sure about that but I do love where we live, our expat family and most of all being together.

We are Australian, always are and always will be!

But as they as they say home is where the heart is!


30 days to healthy!

1 Mar


So today marks the start of 30 days of no alcohol and healthy living.

Where did this idea come from you may ask?

Well in the past my family have done Feb Fast and my girlfriend and I would give up something for lent. Things like- chocolate, hair straighter, soda, so this year I thought why not alcohol.

With a 4 week vacation coming up, thought it was time for a detox.

I love champagne and wine. I drink for the love of wine, wine tasting and matching food with wine. I wouldn’t say I drink all time but I would say I enjoy drinks a few times a week. So we will see how I go!

So today marks day 1.

What will the 30 days bring?

A time to try out new healthy recipes?

Work out more?

Nights at home?

Only time well tell! Updates to come.

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