Addie is an English composition instructor fueled by her passion to write, learn, and travel. If she's not writing, she's probably out exploring (or doing something worth writing about). She believes success in the workplace starts with mindfulness--a tenet she lives out through her interests in meditation, exercising, gardening, and soaking up nature.

Why Expats Should Accept Every Invite During Their First Month Abroad

China is my do-over. It’s my “let’s get it right this time.” When I went abroad for the first time last year, I lived in UAE, muddling through, floundering about– … Continue reading Why Expats Should Accept Every Invite During Their First Month Abroad

The Girl From St. Louisiana: Secrets of Expat Life in UAE

So, where’s St. Louisiana? I don’t know. Do you? Of the twenty new teachers in my summer 2018 cohort, I was the only North American. Everyone else came from the … Continue reading The Girl From St. Louisiana: Secrets of Expat Life in UAE

Why You Should Always Read the Hotel Reviews: While Traveling to Savannah, Georgia with My Mother

I finally invited my mother to travel with me, and I didn’t regret it–not even once. Well, maybe. Just kidding, mom; I know you’re reading this. I figured, why not … Continue reading Why You Should Always Read the Hotel Reviews: While Traveling to Savannah, Georgia with My Mother