Who I Am…

Hi! I’m Claire, and I am a serial expat. It sounds like I’m at a meeting.

I am an American living abroad…Currently in Johannesburg, South Africa. I feel like I’m in the beginning stages of chronic expatism. Is that a word? If not…call Webster because it is now. I’ve also lived in Brussels, Belgium; Geneva, Switzerland; and Mexico City, Mexico too.

I like to write, but I’m not a “writer”. I didn’t major in English during college, but I do try to use proper grammar. I’m a cynic. I can’t help myself. Love me or hate me, it’s who I am. I like to swear. Sometimes too much, but I’m learning to keep it in check… most of the time. So, do us all a favor and try not to be offended… we are not attempting to solve world peace here, people.

I love my family (the hubs and two girls) and friends fiercely… They are what make me tick. They are also what drive me bat shit crazy sometimes too.  Oh, and I can’t forget my dogs… Chica (The Boxer) and Paco (The Mexican Mutt).  They are my protectors, my heating blanket and my constant companions.

The trials and tribulations of life as a trailblazing expat wife, mother and dog owner. This is MY real life… not some sugar coated fru-fru stuff. It’s not always pretty, but sometimes it’s pretty damn funny. And, I am not afraid of sharing my crazy with you. I’m all about finding the normal in the otherwise nutty world.

The world is my home. Take a load off and I’ll pour you a drink… I cannot wait to tell you all my theories.