• One year later
    March 7, 2011 , 10 Comments

    365 days. Wow. A lot can happen in 365 days. People can lose their job. Can find another job. Can fall in love. Can have a child. Can lose someone [...]

  • What now?
    February 21, 2011 , 6 Comments

    The End. Well … not really The End. More like The Beginning of the Next Chapter. Where am I now? I am in Las Vegas. Working for a restaurant group [...]

  • Coming clean
    February 4, 2011 , 8 Comments

    My head was pressed against the steering wheel as I cried into my speakers on the phone with Shane. “I just can’t do this anymore,” I sobbed. “I don’t want [...]

  • Some place with a view
    January 19, 2011 , 10 Comments

    I sat in the back of Brock’s SUV, looking out into the nighttime desert landscape … flat and black, giving way to the Strip a few miles ahead of us. [...]

  • That familiar feeling
    January 9, 2011 , 14 Comments

    Las Vegas. I have had a love/hate relationship with Sin City since I moved there in 2005. Back then, I was a scared mid-20s girl, trying to gracefully exit a [...]

  • Adjusting to American life
    December 19, 2010 , 14 Comments

    “D, what’s wrong? You don’t look too good,” Mom said to me as we sat at the kitchen table following dinner a few days after my arrival. She was right. [...]

  • On being home
    December 11, 2010 , 8 Comments

    Once we got in the car at Dulles, I was finally able to breathe … sort of. I wistfully looked out the window as trees whizzed by, comforted to be [...]

  • The toils of re-entry
    December 2, 2010 , 17 Comments

    I clutched my navy blue American passport in my hand, along with my customs declaration, as the United flight I was on braked hard as the wheels hit the runway. America. My [...]

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