My dear readers many of you have expressed interest in learning more about my life in Moldova before I came to  America. Your  support has meant a lot to me as I am learning how to process my childhood and the impact it had on who I am. Today I am guest posting for one of my favorite bloggers, Ariana at And Here We Are, who like me is an expat. The topic of the post is necessities vs luxuries.

“So what was the biggest culture shock you experienced when you came to America?” is a frequently asked question that I always I struggle to answer. During my freshman and and sophomore year I would shrug my shoulders and smile, not even knowing where to begin. Once I became a junior, I decided I needed to have an answer.

To continue reading follow me on the And Here We Are blog where I am guest posting my experience.


This is one of the two existing pictures of me as a baby. Our half finished home is in the background. The cute boy is my brother and as you might have guessed the beautiful woman is my sweet mama.