Expatriate? I Hate You.

Announcing plans to expatriate can elicit a variety of responses. Perhaps the most popular are "You're moving where?" and "What?" Also popular are "For how long?" and "That's fantastic." Occasionally, however, plans to expatriate might inspire these two remarks: You're so lucky. I hate you/I'm jealous. I'm not particularly fond of these two responses and

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August

Today is Monday, August 3rd. It is now exactly a month until I move to Dublin. That makes a month to find an apartment, a month to get rid of the unnecessary junk I've accumulated in the past 3 months of living in my brother's apartment, and a month to get my fill of things

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