About

Me

Hi! I’m Lynn.

At the turn of the decade, I paused my career as a marketing strategist to raise my oldest son – slash – move to the east of England. Not London. My husband is in the US Air Force, which took us there, and then to Alabama for a year, where we are now. We’ve added another sweet boy to our family and spend our days running, riding bikes, building Legos and wondering where on earth we’ll end up next. Now we are unbelievably fortunate – and still incredibly surprised! – to live in northwest Italy. Our sons spend their days in Italian preschool and I… I’m figuring it out.

Sometimes I forget that I’m in my 30’s, though I’ve had a little practice at it now. I’ve lived in the midwest and the southeast and Texas and the Great Plains. I love seeing new places. I have this odd habit of picking up bits and pieces of the dialect and culture by which I’m surrounded. I can’t help it.

I can’t lie. I’ll probably find a reason to like you if we meet. I’m often nervous about sharing my thoughts on stuff that’s sometimes tough, like living overseas as a military family or as a stay-at-home-sometimes-solo mom. There’s other stuff (like depression) that I simply don’t have the courage to bring up. Yet. I think I’d prefer to be Stylish and Pretty Funny All The Time, but… the truth is, that’s not me.

What is me? Wonder for the beautiful places of the world. Aimless wandering when I remember that my goals aren’t important. Stress when I forget. Love for my family. Hope for everything to turn out OK. And a belly full of fine chocolate, wine, coffee and foodstuffs. There’s a chance I’ll be the one behind the camera (taking a really long time with my manual settings, sorry!).

This blog explores those things. Wander with me?

You can reach me by email at wanderlynnb [at] gmail [dot] com, on Twitter and on Facebook if you fancy a chat.

Cheers, y’all! Ciao ciao!

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7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Lynn! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I neither have a toddler of my own, nor live on a distant continent, I will enjoy living vicariously through you and your stories. I can -sort of- identify with you on the living-far-from-family thing, though I am only one state away from mine (doesn’t sound like much when you put it in perspective).

  2. Thanks for stopping by here! Over the years I’ve learned that any distance is hard enough. If you can’t just hop down the street to be with family, or just get together for lunch or dinner whenever you want, you get what it means to be away. It just gets more expensive the farther away they are!

  3. Hi Lynn! I had a question for you about possibly collaborating on something and was hoping you could email me back to discuss? Thanks so much!

    – Emma

    emmabanks9 (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. I just came across your blog, oh how I love/miss Europe! My husband (also US AF) was stationed in England before we came to Okinawa, we we there 6 years and loved the travel opportunities! I am secretly (or not that secretly) hoping we get back to Europe after this tour!! Look forward to reading through some of your past travels and all the best for your upcoming PCS.

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