Over three years ago, I packed up my suitcases and hauled the majority of my worldly goods — which consisted mostly of clothes — across the ocean to Belgium. I found myself in a country where I didn’t speak any of the three — THREE — official languages (talk about developing an inferiority complex) and where I was a very expensive and long flight away from family and friends. Needless to say, it was a major transition.

Fast-forward to today. I’ve recently completed my masters degree, have settled into a lovely apartment with the Belgian bloke who inspired my move, and have been (struggling to) learn Dutch. Apparently, I am finally settling in to my life as an expat.

However, I still think I’m in a transitional period of my life: my boyfriend and I are transitioning from rented flat to grown-up apartment; my wardrobe is transforming from shabby college-student chic to something a bit more professional (yet budget-friendly); and I’m (hopefully) starting to transform from novice chef to world-class culinary expert (this might be a stretch). Needless to say, I want to use this blog to capture these different journeys (and reflect on the ones that have passed).

So please bear with me and try to enjoy the ride :)


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  1. Thanks for the comment on my blog! Looks like you’re relatively new to the blog world, at least your blog is young. WELCOME!! Keep up the good work.

  2. Karin, I just found your blog after you left a comment on mine. I look forward to seeing where your adventures take you. Good for you for taking such a leap! I admire that. 14 years ago I did the same thing (kind of) but I moved from Northern Ohio to the desert southwest of New Mexico… so not nearly as far! I am back in Ohio now and although the journey was rocky because a difficult marriage… I had so many adventures and experienced such a different culture that I know has helped make me who I am today, so I wouldn’t change it for anything. Good luck to you! I’ll be following along!

    • Thanks for visiting! I stumbled across your vlog via Freshly Pressed and read a bunch of your entries over lunch today. You have such a great writing style! I really enjoyed reading about your adventures and look forward to future posts :)

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