Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Catching Up and Moving On

I haven't written in months as our family transitioned from expats living in Saudi Arabia back to living in the United States. Since June I have endured the challenges of the first trimester of pregnancy, moving, closing on a house, unpacking, traveling across the United States to visit family in the west, and driving back to the East Coast to get settled in. My head spins with appointments, schedules, boxes, cooking, home ownership, bills (I have to grapple with those again!), and life in general. It is all good but many times overwhelming.

In trying to transition back to the USA, I haven't thought much about our time in Saudi Arabia. It is a bit of a coping mechanism, but I see gaps in my narrative on my blog--crucial stories that need to be told. So as I wrap up my life in Saudi Arabia and say farewell to my experiences there, I'll be trying to complete those stories to the best of my ability.

I'm so glad we lived in Riyadh. It was challenging but rewarding. Stick with me a bit longer, please, and I will try and share more stories and experiences.


  1. Where is your family now? You said East Coast, so maybe you are not too far from where we are?

    What an adventure you have had, my friend!

  2. It's so good to see you post again! I've been wondering how you're doing. Good luck getting settled in. It's always hard to get through an international move, and you have lots of things stacked on top of that. Congrats on the pregnancy!