Our Visit to the National Arboretum

Visiting the National Arboretum

One of the most exciting things about our move to Northern Virginia is that some of the greatest arts, cultural, and historical sites in America are in the District of Columbia. Although we’ve been hard at work unpacking boxes and renovating part of our new house, we managed to sneak out … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Visiting the N Seoul Tower

I arrived in Korea on Friday afternoon at around 3:30, after a 2.5-hour flight from Taipei. I left my apartment at 8:30 that morning, and I got into the city of Seoul at about 6:30 that night. The Taipei International Airport is nothing fancy…I had assumed I could find coffee … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Food Allergies Abroad

Strange Chanting When I got off the MRT at work and started into the alley between the station and JPG, I started to hear chanting. Strange chanting…non-rhythmic and mysterious. Almost scary in the overtones and chords being sung. Unnatural to say nothing of the deep and throaty sounds coming from … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Learning to Be Still

…My days are filling up quickly without me forcing more things into them, and yet I keep thinking of all the things I want to do with myself. I want to study more, get to the gym more regularly, be more relaxed at work, and get to sleep earlier. I … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Along a Dusty Trail


…On my desk at work is a photo of me with my lifelong friend Travis, walking arm in arm along a dusty trail. You cannot see where the trail is leading us, and I can’t remember… It’s a photograph of myself from a time I’ve already lived, and yet I … Continue reading

Three Little Digits

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In my four years married to a soldier, I’ve come to peace with my lack of influence on many of the decisions that are made for our family, while I’ve also learned to appreciate the many other — though sometimes less consequential — areas of our lives where I do … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Total Sensory Overload

Melissa's Very First Day as an Expat in Taiwan from www.MilliGFunk.com

It’s exactly homesickness that I’m feeling right now. It’s something I haven’t really experienced before. It’s total emotional and sensory overload. It’s a sudden realization that things are foreign to me cannot remain foreign. It’s like that critical moment after an organ transplant when the doctors are waiting to see … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday June 9

MilliGFunk in Taipei

For more than a week I’ve been on a mission to find a tea that I actually like. I’m not talking about hot teas, but about bottled chilled teas sold in convenience stores. Today I found an apple tea (ping cha) that I like. Mission accomplished. I’ve come to really … Continue reading

Going with the Flow Through Life Changes

Going with the Flow through Life Changes

A Guest Post By SpouseLink.org Editor Cathleen Karlsson Going with the Flow through Life Changes Life is all about change — including learning how to cope with it in a healthy way — from to entering a life in the military to making your way through college, to becoming a new … Continue reading

Why I’m Glad I Stayed Active Through My Pregnancy

MilliGFunk at Edelweiss Resort in Garmisch, Germany

Photo: Me, Two Weeks Postpartum, wearing FittaMamma activewear Back to Blogging After Baby Leave! Hi again, friends! Baby Boy was born six weeks ago, and I’m ready to ease my way back into blogging again. Today I want to tell you a little bit about what’s happened in our lives … Continue reading

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