Embracing the In-between State

Guys I have an announcement..(prepare the drum-roll)… I’m going back to California for Christmas! That’s right, I’m spending Christmas up in the mountains of California surrounded by all of my uncles, aunts, my grandparents, my cousins and their children (would that make them my second cousins or just cousins, twice removed or am I just confused?). There is a lot of things I have to … Continue reading Embracing the In-between State

the Lonely People

If you’ve graduated from uni, then you know how strange it feels to suddenly not be surrounded by all your friends.  Maybe it’s different for you.  For me, I made the choice to go to college in England.  I don’t regret it at all.  But that meant that graduating meant going home to America and separating from my friends – notably, my fellow co-blogger, Savvy.  … Continue reading the Lonely People

London and Me

Me in my not-so-natural-but-still-nice habitat which was taken by Holly Groggily and sleepy, we got up early to get ready for our day-out in London. My friend Holly and I ate our breakfast and went off for our day of market-hunting and London-exploring. London is such a strange, dear, manic, and yet safe place for me. London and I, we have a complicated relationship.  I hated living … Continue reading London and Me

Being the New Girl

“I don’t understand why we go to a church forty-five minutes away,” I say, gripping the steering wheel as I practice my driving. Dad leans back in his seat.  “What’s the problem with that?” “It takes us out of the community.” “Fine, okay, I’ll tell you what,” he says.  “You can pick a local church and I’ll take you there.” “No.  Never mind.” “Why not?” … Continue reading Being the New Girl

The One about Christians and Politics

Photo by the jess mcghie, duh.  23rd June, 2016 9:30 a.m. So this morning, Britain have left the EU and David Cameron has resigned? And it’s only 9:30 in the morning! I listen as my sister and her friend who came over for a sleepover are giving me updates as they look at the news on their phones. I have never seen the British get so riled up … Continue reading The One about Christians and Politics

An American in Brexit

The world has been shaken!  Everybody’s talking about it.  I’m waking up every morning, dreaming about traveling far away.  I’m reminded every time a car exhibits road rage.  I’m reassured by the promise of a new adventure.  Things have changed big time, my beloved co-blogger Savvy, because…drum roll please… you got your license!  Clouds part, angels sing – pack your bags, Sav, this calls for … Continue reading An American in Brexit