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So what is up? Work is wild, as usual. I’m probably taking too much on my plate lately, starting early, staying late and generally just keep on pushing my limits. I don’t like January. This is th...


December 25, 2020

Week off in life in the expat rat race

My wife made an amazing Christmas dinner and I ate so much I might explode anytime soon. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I will organize my home office/study in our new house. It’s kind of dif...


I just realized I haven’t been to the sea for like 10 years or so. My best childhood memories are the summer holidays I spent at the sea. I used to live in a very small country so getting to the ...


I’m not even American but I probably slept only like 2-3 hours max every day since the 3rd. Our firm has offices in Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Tennessee and California and my ...


October 27, 2020

home in life in the expat rat race

Well, so where we at? This morning I got an e-mail from the bank that our mortgage has been approved. My wife was ecstatic. Me not so much. I mean I’m happy that the waiting is over but I’m not ...


We decided to buy a house. Brand new development style house. We already paid the deposit so I would assume there’s no way back now. I don’t believe buying a house is necessarily a solid investme...


I have a day off tomorrow and I already anticipate it will be glorious. Ordering pizza, drinking beer, who knows, anything is possible lol. So, what’s happening lately. The dreaded second COVID w...


Oh, how I love the shelter of the weekend. Quiet, isolated, and all the time of the world. Every Friday feels like the first day of the summer holidays when we were kids. I did some aimless brows...


July 14, 2020

LMAO in life in the expat rat race

Well it’s been a year almost since I wrote something down here. Meh. What happened. I got older (approx a year) I didn’t learn the language of the country I moved to I didn’t lose weight and my ...


My eyes feel tired. As if there’s a layer of dust on them. Closing my eyes doesn’t help and brings no relief. Woke up early but still only got to work at 9. Long meetings - not in my strongest g...


The heat is back. I took a day off on Friday and helped my wife with cleaning the house. I soon realized our vacuum cleaner is crap so we went out to buy one of those high-tech ultra sucking mon...


Or maybe not but it sure feels like it. We’ve got a lot rain. Some wind. That chilly feel in the morning when I walk to my car. I miss the heat already. Work is weird. Everyone seems so lost in ...


August 18, 2019

Aight in life in the expat rat race

Time to evaluate. Marriage & home life is so-so. I bicker a lot with the wife but at the same time make progress too. I’m not sure how to connect with my stepdaughter. I do think that I’m bec...


I copy pasted the title from the corresponding Reddit thread in the AskMenOver30 subreddit. I like that question. I like some of the answers too - that subreddit is one my favorite on Reddit. W...


I had one of those dreams that really hit me in the balls. You know, the type of dream that feels very real. Some dreams are more distant from reality but then you have those dreams where you f...


What a week. I’ve been so busy at work that I often forgot which day of the week it was. Monday felt like Wednesday, Wednesday like Friday and Friday like it was never going to end. It’s amazing...


July 14, 2019

lazy in life in the expat rat race

Weekend was long and boring. I was happy to be home early on Friday and took a hot bath and watched YouTube videos until way after midnight. Saturday was spent mostly playing video games (Fallou...


Or did I miss something? Today was a bit insane at work. I managed to find some energy to at least listen to all the bullshit but there were many battles to be fought and I’m not sure if any of ...


Work is exhausting lately. I’m not sure why though. Realistically speaking the amount of real challenges are limited. But somehow I can’t find the energy to get to that next gear and get everyth...


June 30, 2019

Well in life in the expat rat race

Writing is exhausting already. Gaining pounds lately. Fix iiiiit.


Website is up. Some more stuff to do around design & page layout. Content wise I’m covered with plenty ideas. Need to write them out now. Aiming at 1 heavy content article a week and 2-3 recu...


I finally have a good idea for a web project. For something to succeed I identified a couple conditions: — Needs to scratch my itch — Needs to provide something to people that makes sense to me. ...


Our car arrived. It’s big, fast and looks pretty bad ass. We can now go on family trips with our dog sitting in the trunk watching the world go by. It’s 35 degrees in most countries on this conti...


Work is consuming thoughts & energy with deadlines, business travel and daily operations. Smooth until now - need to be more confident about this. Finances - 12 month emergency fund almost s...


Need to re-fix my sleep pattern after staying up a bit too late playing games. Feel tired all the time. Work is heavy, need to write out a bit more about that. Otherwise doing relatively fine in ...


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