Category: United States

12 Countries in 12 Months (Part 2)

From December through July 2016, JoEllen and I visited five more countries to round out our travel total to  12 countries in 12 months. During these trips we began a new tradition of collecting a small flag from… Read More

Student Life in Sweden: Lunch and Stuff

In my previous blog post, I wrote about some of the differences between being a student in America vs being a student in Sweden and concluded that students in Sweden have far more rights and responsibilities. In addition… Read More

Goodbye Nashville!

The day before leaving for Stockholm was a whirlwind. After driving home from the Sloss Fest in Birmingham and getting in around 3:30 a.m., the 7:45 alarm came way too early, and neither one of us got much… Read More

Traditions, Old and New

To be honest, moving to a new place – especially one so far away – would have been a lot easier if I didn’t love Nashville so much. In my 12 years living there, I learned a lot… Read More

Pants or No Pants?

On Monday afternoon, March 23, I sent an email to the principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) with my CV, a cover letter, letter of reference, and teaching license. I was shocked when I received a reply email… Read More

People often ask how I went about finding a teaching job here in Stockholm. It was not an easy process; in fact, JoEllen and I hadn’t ever really considered Sweden an option. I know it is cheesy but… Read More

Don’t Just Dream It – Make It Happen

Before we get to where we are now, I’m going to take us back to where the adventure all began for me. Before I moved to Sweden, before Kevin became my handsome husband, I turned a dream into… Read More

In the Beginning…

I’m not quite sure how I should start this whole blog thing. I guess the beginning is as good a place as any. During my senior year of college at Lipscomb University, I decided to spend a semester… Read More