Category: Personal

On Blogging and Birthdays

Date Posted: October 7, 2019
Posted in: Personal

Today is my birthday! And, in light of that, I’ve been taking stock of my work, my life, my habits, and everything that goes into this website.

Today is my birthday! And, in light of that, I've been taking stock of my work, my life, my habits, and everything that...

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So You Want to Work in Scuba Diving…

Date Posted: June 20, 2019
Posted in: Personal, Travel Tales

Having worked in the diving industry and being married to a scuba instructor, I’d like to offer a few words of wisdom to all of you looking to become a divemaster or instructor. If you want to work in scuba diving, there are several realities you need to know before getting started.

Having worked in the diving industry and being married to a scuba instructor, I'd like to offer a few words of wisdom to...

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Donating Hair to Locks of Love

Date Posted: June 6, 2019
Posted in: Personal

how to donate hair

Donating hair to Locks of Love was kind of a routine for me years ago. I donated twice in four years back in my teenage years and then a third time as a young professional. But it’s been many moons since then, so it’s high time I do it again.

Donating hair to Locks of Love was kind of a routine for me years ago. I donated twice in four years back in my teenage...

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2018: The Year of Success

Date Posted: December 29, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing, Housesitting, Personal

2018 year in review expat blogger amanda walkins

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those numbers, this was not at all a successful year! But by many other standards, 2018 was a year of success for me both personally and professionally.

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those nu...

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Six Years of This Accidental Expat Life

Date Posted: November 18, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Personal

expat life over 6 years in 7 countries

Six years ago, I hopped onto an early morning flight in freezing cold Boston and headed south. I impatiently waited as they de-iced our plane and promised myself only sunshine and warmth from then on. I may have reneged on that promise a few times over these past few years, but overall, six years of this accidental expat life have certainly been pretty damn good to me.

Six years ago, I hopped onto an early morning flight in freezing cold Boston and headed south. I impatiently waited as t...

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Thoughts on Time Away

Date Posted: August 28, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting, Personal

Oh hello there, long lost blog! It’s been a while…but no apologies here. I’ve been busy moving around, celebrating major events with family and friends in different countries, and overall just not at all attached to this here lil ole blog.

See the thing is, doing anything for five years straight can make you feel a little run down. But doing an extensive amount of work for free for five years straight will certainly make you question your sanity! So, after five full years of blogging here, I took some time away.

Oh hello there, long lost blog! It's been a while...but no apologies here. I've been busy moving around, celebrating maj...

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Arrivals and Plans…Our Repat Journey

Date Posted: October 30, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Personal

Two years ago, we landed in the U.S. for a two-month visit with my family and friends. That’s the longest amount of time we’ve ever spent here together. But this time around, we will be here for potentially six months. This is the longest I’ve spent in Massachusetts since I was 18 years old! So, here we are. We’ve arrived. We’re making plans. This is our repat journey…

Two years ago, we landed in the U.S. for a two-month visit with my family and friends. That's the longest amount of time...

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Expat Update: We’re On the Move Again!

Date Posted: September 14, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat, Personal

I know, I know…you’re probably tired of these updates by now. But, here we go again! While we have loved living in Malta and have felt so welcomed by locals and expats alike, the time has come for us to head elsewhere. We’re on the move again, and this one could be interesting!

I know, I know...you're probably tired of these updates by now. But, here we go again! While we have loved living in Mal...

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