Author Archives: HeartFacesWest

About HeartFacesWest

Working Empty-Nest Wife/Mom/Grammie. Soon to be a trailing spouse and moving 8,194 miles across the world. Trying to document the experience from preparing to move and all the changes and opportunities that I will experience.

Dumb things couples fight about OR How Skype can harm your relationship

Last night my husband was upset with me during our Skype session because he “didn’t like my expression”. The first annoying expression that set him off was the impatient looking upward attached to a sigh. My husband is a the … Continue reading

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How To Survive Being An Expat

Originally posted on Living In Italy.Moving To Italy. Loving In Italy. Laughing In Italy.:
1. Appreciate Your Life Be thankful that you wake up alive each morning. Don’t take your situation for granted, most people never get the chance…

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I can do hard things.

Last week was the hardest work week I’ve ever had in my life – I am so glad that it is behind me. I came into this position in April knowing that the annual leadership conference was going to be … Continue reading

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…and he’s off!

This is real now.  While I knew he was leaving yesterday, it never occurred to me that he’d be flying over Syrian and Iraqi airspace… I guess I’m glad it didn’t occur to me until I woke up and looked … Continue reading

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Fighting Depression when Relocating

This has been an interesting topic to me – I have struggled with depression before and have found ways to manage it by monitoring my diet (cutting back on sugar!), getting enough rest and exercise and trying to nip it … Continue reading

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19 days ’til he flies off to Abu Dhabi

The past month has flown by – I feel like I have little spare time right now. I have been busy with: – Welcoming my youngest son home after a 2-year church mission to Mexico. It has been wonderful seeing … Continue reading

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Back to School

In my immediate family, I am the least educated of the bunch. My husband graduated from college in his 20s like a normal person. So did my daughter and my oldest son. My middle son is a junior in college. … Continue reading

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