Death in the Family: How I Coped While Living Abroad

When my husband and I decided to leave our lives in England and move to Silicon Valley over 5000 miles away hundreds of questions went through my mind. A big one was, “What if something happens and I can’t get home in time?” The reality is it’s going to happen. That was sadly the case for me when I had to deal with the death of my beloved aunt who passed away from cancer in April last year.

Make sure you know where your closest medical facility is, and other lessons learned.

So, our first family camping trip was cut a bit short. No, it was nothing to do with the broken collarbone that my three year old got the day before we left, from roughhousing with dad. (Yes, we decided to go anyway, ‘cause we thought it would be a good distraction for him.) As we had to do slightly less physical activity than we had planned, (i.e. more museums, less swimming and hiking), we ventured to the Monterey Bay Aquarium on day two of our camping trip. It took about 45 minutes to get there. We’ve been before, and we […]