Living in Greece, Personal, Recommendation

Cat Fostering: Amelie and Nelly

In my previous post about fostering, I ended by saying that Nine Lives, a cat shelter in Athens, Greece, was going to send me a kitten to help Amelie feel more comfortable after being rescued from a pack of dogs.  I showed a picture of a kitten who...did not come!  He ended up having some… Continue reading Cat Fostering: Amelie and Nelly

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Living in Greece, Personal

Cat Fostering: Meet Amelie!

One of the first things I did when I returned to Athens was visit Hans Harrison, the cat I fostered for 9 months, in his forever home.  I sent pictures of him to Nine Lives, the cat shelter that had given him to me, and within hours I'd gotten a reply, "Do you want to… Continue reading Cat Fostering: Meet Amelie!

Christianity, Personal

Where Is Your Heart? QUIZ

I was recently sent this prompt originated by A. W. Tozer that is meant to reveal what our heart invests in.  I'm a sucker for surveys and self-discovery, so here goes! Rules for Self Discovery: 1. What you want most I most want to live a stress-free life.  It's exhausting to be anxious all the… Continue reading Where Is Your Heart? QUIZ

Personal

Why Do So Many Enneagram Fours Want to Be Nines?

I still get comments on the blog post in which I discovered that I was not an Enneagram Nine, but a Four, and went through an emotional meltdown of sorts (I've since come to terms with being a Four, and now I love it...mostly).  There are apparently many people out there who misidentified themselves as… Continue reading Why Do So Many Enneagram Fours Want to Be Nines?

Personal

Enneagram 4 Life Hack

Accept that you need to feel special. Realize that you can determine what "special" is. For example, I have spent the last four months living in a world in which I lost most of the things that I thought made me special.  While waiting for visa paperwork to come through so that I can return… Continue reading Enneagram 4 Life Hack

Personal, Travel, Weekly Series

Year 2 | A Week in the United States #17: SEATTLE, PEORIA, and DALLAS

I've been all over the country this week!  Last Friday, my brother met me in Vancouver, and we had dinner with my Greek coworkers and Canadian trainers. Then we drove across the border, and I spent the weekend in Seattle with him and his partner. We did some touristy things on Saturday, like touring fancy… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in the United States #17: SEATTLE, PEORIA, and DALLAS

Living in Greece, Personal, Travel, Weekly Series

Year 2 | A Week in Canada #15: FIRST WEEK OF TRAINING

I've been in Vancouver for a week, and I feel amazing! Two of my coworkers got here before me, and it was so fun to see them in a new context. We are at our parent organization for two weeks of training, since two of us have new positions and the third wanted additional training… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in Canada #15: FIRST WEEK OF TRAINING