I blog because it allows me to express myself in a way that I simply wasn’t otherwise doing.
Way back when I was at university in Ohio I used to blog. It helped me to stay sane, allowed me to vent and only occasionally caused more drama.
Fast forward five years and I’m back at it again. Only now I’m an American married to a Brit living in England with a toddler (who has since become a preschooler and a primary school kid), and I have a totally different set of events to write about.
Blogging allows me to express all my triumphs and frustrations with friends and family all around the world. It lets me sit and clarify how I feel about life. It keeps me connected when I’m feeling isolated and lost.
I did not adjust well to life in the UK initially. I found it hard to handle personally. Quite possibly because when we first moved over my little boy was less than a year old.
Now that I’m here as a permanent resident, I’ve adjusted to the point that I’m not sure whether when the time comes I’ll want to return stateside or not.
Tenatively we plan to return to the US round about the time when our clever preschooler will be leaving primary school, but only time will tell.
Thanks for joining me in my crazy life as an American Mom in England!