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

Personal, Travel, Weekly Series

Year 2 | A Week in THE UNITED STATES #14: Resting with Friends and Books

Last Sunday I flew back to the United States because my 90-day visa is up, and tomorrow, I fly to Vancouver for two weeks of work training.  That left me with six days of laziness, which were more needed than I realized.  It is so nice to take a brain break from work stress and… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in THE UNITED STATES #14: Resting with Friends and Books

Living in Greece, Personal, Travel, Weekly Series

Year 2| A Week in Greece #13: US TEAM, NEW BABY, MISSION MEETINGS

It's my last week in Greece according to my 90-day visa, so I'm officially being kicked out of the EU tomorrow.  I'll be in the States for a bit, then Vancouver for work training, then back in the States waiting for my 2-year visa to be approved!  I expected my last week here to be… Continue reading Year 2| A Week in Greece #13: US TEAM, NEW BABY, MISSION MEETINGS

Christianity, Personal

What to Do with Privilege?

A sweet coworker gave me a Temporary Goodbye Card today, and its cover read, "I will bless you, and you will be a blessing," which is taken from Genesis 12:2.  It resonated with me because it touched on something I often feel - guilt about my privilege. There's the fundamental guilt I feel about working… Continue reading What to Do with Privilege?

Feminism, Personal, Sexuality

Are You a Cat or a Dog?

A roommate conversation at the dinner table: Me:  I just read an article about how there are five cat personalities, and Hans Harrison is definitely a "human cat" because he loves snuggles and invading personal space. Roommate #1:  A guy was telling me today about how men are dogs and women are cats. Me:  Okay,… Continue reading Are You a Cat or a Dog?