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Counting the Hours to Counter the Fear

By Kristance Harlow | January 3, 2019 | 1 Comment
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I drift through the days, counting. I count the hours until the next meal, class or nap. I count the days until the next trip to town, the weeks until I am home, the months until I turn twenty-one, the money in my wallet, the crackers left in my room. How much longer until something else happens?

Inspirational Quotes for the Outcasts and Rebels

By Kristance Harlow | March 13, 2018 | 1 Comment
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Sometimes all it takes is one insightful sentence to change your perspective. These are the quotes to inspire all the rebels and outcasts and those who think, “I don’t fit in.”

Make the world beautiful with an open heart

By Kristance Harlow | February 13, 2018 | 2 Comments
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Discover a new piece of yourself wherever you go. Energize yourself with cultural differences, they are what make the world beautiful.

Weeding Out Anxiety

By Kristance Harlow | January 22, 2018 | 4 Comments
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I allowed a seed of anxiety to grow and take roots in other parts of my psyche. It is kind of like when a tree brings water up through its roots to nurture itself, only in a much more fucked up and non-poetic kind of way.

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Exploring Colonia Uruguay

By Kristance Harlow | November 30, 2015 | 2 Comments
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Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay moves at a slower pace and is a much needed sanctuary from the never ending commotion of Buenos Aires, across the river in Argentina.

Sky Reflections Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires: City Without a Filter

By Kristance Harlow | October 16, 2015 | 2 Comments
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The air. The air is always different. Buenos Aires air is heavy. It’s a city without a filter. Loud noises. Chaotic sidewalks. And a brilliantly blue sky.

Uncle Sam Wants You to Speak Spanish

By Kristance Harlow | September 8, 2014 | 6 Comments
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September 8, 2014 Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash I was on my usual grind yesterday. You know the drill: opening up a blank word doc to write an article on the right side of the screen and on the left opening Chrome with the intention of doing research on said article. Despite my good…

World Cup in Buenos Aires

By Kristance Harlow | July 18, 2014 | 5 Comments
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I have gone through phases where I am into sports, but right now it just isn’t my thing. During the World Cup I wasn’t that invested in the games. If the US was playing at the same time as another game, I’d ask my boyfriend, Alejandro, to switch to the US game. Then I’d end…

Lightning Storm

Expats and Depression: The Research

By Kristance Harlow | July 14, 2014 | 10 Comments
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My last blog post on depression and expats sparked some interesting discussions on LinkedIn. Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted the thread when I got pissed at my non-responding mouse and started clicking it like a madwoman. In my fury of clicks it responded, just to delete a very productive conversation. Thanks technology. I’m going to follow…

Me Journaling on the beach

Expats, Depression, and Honesty

By Kristance Harlow | July 8, 2014 | 7 Comments
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[dt_quote type=”pullquote” layout=”left” font_size=”big” animation=”none” size=”1″]Now it is 11am on the 16th. I barely slept. My anxiety is through the roof. My heart is racing, my head is in a nervous fog, my stomach is tied up in knots and I could throw up. I’m holding something in, but what? What is weighing so heavily…

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