The Inside Lane
Recently, I’ve thrown all British caution to the wind when driving, and thought to myself ‘sod it’, I’ll just over (under) take in the inside lane too, because when it boils down to it, I’ve also got somewhere to go, and when all the other buggers are driving like maniacs and undertaking on the inside lane it ain’t worth hanging out in the middle lane and being all polite and British and waiting for the outside lane to become free.
So, yes, America, I’m there with you, undertaking like a crazy-ass driver. And, my, isn’t it liberating! 😉
The Kettle Blog
Well, that kettle blog had a few people talking. Kettles really are not a thing in America. Who knew! Mind well and truly blown!
And ‘hello’ to all those folks who have stopped me in the park or emailed me about that particular blog.
Long live The Kettle! 🙂
‘It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes…’
I’m just quoting a line from a song, not actually telling you to do that, nor am I going to do that myself, because I will almost certainly get chucked out of the Columbia Association community pools if I attempt that. 😉
But….today we have a Heat Advisory in Maryland where we are advised to ‘take precautions if you must spend much time outdoors today’ (I MUST because I am scheduled to be at the pool 😉 ). The forecast is HOT, with temperatures set to climb to the upper 90s, with heat index values up to 105 degrees for most of the advisory period.
Obvs, I will be SENSIBLE and not OVERDO it. Obvs.
Last night I spent over an hour talking to an amazing woman called Allegra Stein, who is a life coach and relocation expert, about what it’s REALLY like to be an expat, how it feels to relocate, what my frustrations are and what makes me tick, and what my dreams and ambitions are whilst I’m here and how I’m going to fulfil them.
It was both inspiring and thought-provoking as she coached me through how I can achieve what I really wish to in my expat life. Because my expat life is an opportunity and I’ve only ever looked at it as that.
I refer to my ‘About’ intro on this blog. I’m still dreaming, but after talking to Allegra, I think I’ve cleared my mind and my crazy schedule to make this a reality. Because, it is possible, if you’re prepared to get out and swim for it. 🙂
What did I say back in August 2012 about my expat dreams of being out here in the USA? I said this: ‘Am I a dreamer….? Yes! Would I like to go on Good Morning America every Friday for an update on my week in the merry old Land of Big Macs? Yes! Would I like to write a column for the Washington Post / Marie Claire all about these adventures? Yes, yes please!’