Twenty Two

Twenty two is in a few more weeks. I’m 27 and I’ll have moved 22 times in my lifetime. Strangely this move is painful and exciting. It’s living on my own again and I’m excited for that! But it means saying goodbye to someone who has seen me at my best and my worst and…

Twenty: A Nap Room Post

This post is brought to you today courtesy of the nap room at work. Twenty is a reference to the number of times I’ve moved in my life. Twenty feels great, exciting and fulfilling. It’s a promise kept, a challenge defeated. It’s a 20 minute commute in the morning with the sun rising over the…

Revisiting the Past

There’s something strange is visiting a place you’ve previously lived in. The world has stayed the same here. The same waitress that brought out the best coffee eggs and hash browns, still makes me happy when she brings them out. The pace of life is still the same. It reminds me of how far I’ve…

Nineteen*

*A reference to the times I’ve moved. For a recap of my last move, see Eighteen. Nineteen is contentment. It’s achievement because I get to work for a tech company I very much believe in and have been involved in deeply for over 10 years. It’s living in the Phoenix metro area, which of course…

The Adventure of Staying Put

In the last year and a half, I’ve managed to put almost 30,000 miles on my car. I’ve redeemed over 100,000 airline rewards miles, and have ventured into all four US time zones at one point or another. There were so many trips that I struggle sometimes to remember where they were, when they were…

The Price of Privilege

Last week as I sat across the table from my cross cultural husband in a dimly lit restaurant in another city, I got a call from my father from the other side of the world. We talk about my upcoming trip to visit my brother one connecting flight away in DC. Some time after my…

Eighteen

Eighteen is a warm welcome. Eighteen is exciting, a blank slate, full of potential. Eighteen comes with a deadline for nineteen which means I’m  that much closer to living in a big city again. Eighteen is comfortable, easy, stress free. Eighteen is a confident step in to the future. Most importantly,  Eighteen is much less…