As I am sure some of you have noticed, for several months now there have been a bit of a content shift on Home & Away. What started out two years ago as a “double expat” blog about an Americanized Russian returning to the Motherland after nearly two decades abroad turned into kind of generic travel blog.
The switch barely registered at first. A year ago I had no plans to travel – and thus no plans to write about it. Then the trips started happening one after another, and all my time in-between got taken up by work, so when I’d finally get a moment to blog the only interesting goings-on were my travels (unless I grossly misjudged you all and this whole time you’ve been dying to read about my 16-hour days workdays and random weekend assignments).
Could becoming a [kind of a phony] travel blogger have been my destiny all along? Perhaps. Except for the foreseeable future, due to a combination of ruble devaluation and family priorities, I am staying firmly put in Russia. Right back where this whole thing started. And stuck between two blog worlds.
I decided that although I love recapping my adventures and impressions abroad – and while I will definitely get to my tales from London and the central Europe soon enough – for now I feel that need to recalibrate and put Moscow front and center for a bit.
Since my last trip wrapped up in early December, my life has reverted to its cycle of bed-cab-office-cab-bed and extended naps and CBS procedurals on weekends. To break up this routine I have been making an effort to have a totally indulgent and semi-active “me” half-day at least once a week. This usually involves a long walk in the park or an interesting neighborhood, culminating in a meal and a couple of drinks at some new (to me) place, and doing a little writing while there.
So, the next few posts on Home & Away will highlight just that: my Moscow Walks and Moscow Eats. If this sounds ok by you – please stay tuned 🙂