Category: living abroad

My Open Break Up Letter to Australia

My Dearly Beloved Australia, I cannot believe I am in sitting on the floor of my empty room right now, crying while writing you this letter. We both knew this day would eventually come, I just cannot believe it is Read More

The Top 10 Random Moments From my Time in Australia

After 3 long amazing years in Australia, I cannot believe this day has officially come. Hot Mess is moving back home to California :/ I know I know, I can’t believe I am saying it either! But today I would Read More

10 Struggles Every Girl Faces When Trying to Date Australian Men

What comes to mind when you think of an Australian man… Dreamy blue eyes? Bronze silky skin? Luscious blond hair? Perhaps the accent of an Angel? Yes, I can confirm,  Australian men are just as beautiful as they sound. In fact, they Read More

An American Down Under: 8 Reasons Living Abroad During the 2016 Presidential Election Sucked!

Having to deal with this 2016 US presidential election while living abroad… Yeah.WOW! That was fun! “Trump or Hilary? Seriously?” – said THE WHOLE WORLD!!! Everyone back home assumed because I am living in Australia that the election couldn’t have possibly affected me.  I Read More

An American Down Under: 15 MORE Ways Your Life Changes When You Move to Australia

It has now been two whole years since I packed up and moved my life down under from Los Angeles, and holy crap does my life continue to change and adapt to this country.  At 10 months, I wrote on all Read More

It was Winter in Sydney Again!?! Let’s Sum it Up!

Winter time in Sydney… Yes, it is a thing! And I just survived my second one (Phew). Minus crazy rain that made me sleep overnight at my office and the purchase of a heated blanket that went very very sour… These are Read More

Preparing for your First Trip Home After Moving Abroad- 10 Ways on How to deal with the Unexpected Struggles

            When you pack up your life and move abroad your life becomes a bit more, complex. Your heart and head are now split trying to exist between two counties, not knowing where you now start or where you ever ended. Read More

An American Down Under: 20 Ways Your Life Changes When You Move to Australia

      Within the first 10 months of living down under,  I have been able to compile a reasonable amount of changes that have accompanied my life since my move from Los Angeles. Moving to a different country is going Read More

The Holidays: Christmas in Fiji & Wrapping up 2014

Christmas away from home..  My insides scream NO. NO. NO. NO. NO!!! When it comes to the holidays, I have always spent every year, all 23 years of my life (+6),  where I should be – at home with my family. Read More

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