I apologize it’s been so quiet around these parts. Life is still crazy on this remote island in the Philippines. We’ve been here almost 3 years and so much has happened, I don’t even know where to begin. The kids and I recently moved to the island capital six hours away while Mr. Bee stayed behind to run the resort. Olive is enrolled in a small private school while Charlie is homeschooled. Charlie has ADHD and sitting all day in a strict religious school just wouldn’t suit him. They also have extracurricular activities like taekwondo, which we didn’t have access to in the small town we lived in previously. We see Mr. Bee four times a month or so since vans and buses back and forth depart hourly, and flights are just 30 minutes. It’s hard to be apart, but this is what’s best for the kids right now. Truth be told I had to leave for my mental health too. Running a business in a remote location in a third world country is not for the faint of heart!

Everyone asks when we are planning on moving back to the US. The question is not simple to answer because we still have many affairs to settle here. The trial for Mr. Bee’s mom is currently ongoing and we have a business. My friends and family assume that I want to come “home,” but I don’t even know where that is anymore. Is it Los Angeles where I grew up and my family still lives? Is it New York, the city I lived and loved for over a decade? Part of me feels guilty about not moving closer to my parents as they get older, but part of me can’t imagine moving back to the US, at least not anytime soon.

I miss blogging. And now that I have decent internet, I will be sharing my experiences as an expat parent again. Hope you guys will stay tuned.