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December 04, 2010


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Valerie Willman

I will definitely stay tuned. I, myself, am considering (read: already put money down, just waiting for ok with financing) a move out of the country to Costa Rica from the U.S.

I'd love to read about your shift back to "pat" status from "ex-pat."

Welcome back.

Sion @ paris (im)perfect

I imagine repatriation is in some ways even more dizzying and disorienting than moving abroad. At least when you move to a new country you expect many changes. But going back "home" only to feel like a stranger can be odd indeed.

I am sure this will be a rich period of reflection - no need to rush getting back onto your game (and the game probably looks completely different now!). I look forward to your thoughts when you're ready to share.

Casey Freeland

Hang in there Kristin. Your writerly instinct will help you through.

Staying tuned,


Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

Thanks for all the support. In many ways repatriation IS even more dizzying that when I landed in China...feeling like two-headed dragon. :)

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  • Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

Kristin Bair O'Keeffe
Shanghai, China

I live in Shanghai, China, with my Irish
husband and Vietnamese daughter.
Throughout the past four years, I've
crisscrossed the globe more times than
I can count, and while doing so, have
discovered what a kooky, miraculous,
and lovely place our world is. My experiences
enlighten me, inspire me, and crack me up.