Nuestra Casa is a Very Fine Casa

The hardwood floorboards are stained with playful shades of green, pink, yellow, and purple. The colored glass window in the kitchen glows cheerfully with daylight. Though the apartment came mostly unfurnished, an ancient armoire in the bedroom isn’t going anywhere and probably had to be built in the apartment itself. Eight foot tall double doors in the bedroom lead out onto a streetside balcony and sunlight floods the room, reflecting off the hardwood floors to reach the ten foot high ceiling. Continue reading

An Alien in this Land

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Moving to a new country feels like a really stupid thing to do, sometimes.  I have felt incompetent, useless, and foolish.  I have felt out of my element, over my head, confused, frustrated, and irrationally upset about little things.  I complain more than I should, and sometimes it feels lonely.  My pessimistic moments have the power to turn into days, sometimes. Continue reading