Staycation 101

A few weeks ago when Ana and I were house sitting we were scheming about traveling in August. Yes, we travel a lot and we love it. We feel as though it is a major bonus of living in Europe, especially in central Europe. I had just gotten back though after three weeks in the…

We all speak so many different languages

My partner and I speak different native languages but these are not the only languages that we have that are different.  Our common language that we speak at home is English and we have the languages that we have established together…our body language, how we tell each other we love each other, our shared and…

On the eve of returning to the city…

I find myself, in the 20th day that we are in Eberswalde, a bit reflective about our time here before we return into the city tomorrow.  It isn’t that I haven’t been in Berlin for three weeks. I have been commuting in 2-3 times per week to nanny while we have been living in this…

Outside of the church

This morning I got up around my usual time, 7:30ish, and decided that I would spend the morning in this little town (compared to Berlin). I walked the dogs a little longer and farther than I normally do this morning because the morning beckoned me to do so. I would go to a few places…

What would that be called?

When I took my leave of absence and packed my few bags and flew across the world to start this adventure, I had some goals in mind: Pursuing new love – this was the big leap into seeing how this new love would work for us in person, spanning worlds and time zones to day…

Updates and thoughts

For three weeks I have become a commuter twice a week into the city.  I walk the 17 minutes to the train station after buying my ticket for the day. I wait at platform 4 at Eberswalde main station. I am starting to see a few people that are on repeat but mostly I see…

When every day things seem nerve wracking….

Ana and I  (and Luna and Pushkin) are house sitting for some friends in a little town called Eberswalde just outside of Berlin.  It is an hour and a half pleasant train ride and it feels as though we have definitely stepped into a totally different part of Germany.  Eberswalde has about 30,000 people and…

Cheering for the US in Berlin

Yesterday Ana and I said yes to an invitation to go watch the Women’s World Cup Soccer Final with one of our friends who had collected an interesting group of people around her.  She told us that we would be meeting up between 2:30pm and 3pm for the 5pm match at a brewery in another…

Living in two worlds

Like every other expat in the world. I live in two worlds. Some live in many more but I for sure live in at least two. And its weird.  So weird.  Beyond weird. It is hard and beautiful and sometimes sucky and also really great.  It is all the feels to live in these worlds….

Ascension Day

Two years ago today I was sitting at the edge of the earth or at least this is what pilgrims call the cape that we were on at the end of our long journey.  I had no idea what would come up in the next days, months, years.  I had just put someone I had…