24 05, 2018

1. Once Upon an American Expat

By |2020-03-18T07:29:20+00:00May 24th, 2018|Research, Thoughts|2 Comments

Once upon a time, there were two crazy Americans — one formerly naïve and fearful at-home mom turned wiser small business owner and one 53 year old animal whispering large animal trainer. What was crazier was that out of all the gazillion dreams humans can have, they happened to share [...]

21 08, 2018

3. A Mother’s Guilt is NEVER Done!

By |2020-03-17T06:40:57+00:00August 21st, 2018|Thoughts|2 Comments

If not for mom guilt, I'd begin my expat journey a bit sooner. The fact that my two "babies" are 20 and days away from 24 tells me that there's a VERY good chance that a mother's guilt is never done. The country's been chosen and the property purchased—but, [...]

2 06, 2019

6. Expat Living in Panama = Letting Go

By |2020-03-18T08:00:02+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Thoughts|4 Comments

My partner, Ken, and I aren’t going to be moving to Panama City or Coronado. Our future home while expat living in Panama will be the tiny surfing community of Playa Venao on Panamá’s Azuero Peninsula. There is no grocery store and only a handful of restaurants. The closest [...]

16 12, 2019

8. If I Build It, Will They Come?

By |2020-03-17T22:28:22+00:00December 16th, 2019|Thoughts|8 Comments

As I shared in my very first post, my life has been a lot like one of those (really long) dot-to-dots I did as a kid. When I could finally see the big picture, I knew right where to go next. No more envying, no more dreaming...it was time [...]

12 04, 2020

10. Fear is a Liar. Or is it?

By |2020-04-18T02:55:02+00:00April 12th, 2020|Thoughts|2 Comments

"Fear is nothing more than a state of mind." "There is no illusion greater than fear." "The fears we don't face become our limits." "Fear is a liar." But, is it really??? If you're on Facebook and Instagram, you've scrolled past many a self-help graphic with admonitions like these. [...]