Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Love From Home


I love Alaska, but the sheer remoteness of where I live (the interior) along with the hours that I work, make for some lonely moments.

It certainly does not help that my husband is 6,000 miles away.

But just as I start the planning for my pity party, my awesome family sends me a care package.

It couldn’t have come at a better time!

I like getting treats (thanks mom, and aunts!). There aren’t many shops in Healy, and those that are around charge insane prices ($9 bags of chips, $6 for a jar of peanut butter, $5 for a box of crackers…).

My fam sent a nice mixture of healthy vs. total sugar overload.

But what I really love getting is the little reminders of those I am away from.

Like my favorite little lady, my cousin, Annie.

If I am ever feeling down, a quick phone call with her is enough to leave my smiling for days. She is hilarious.

It was also fun receiving some crafty reading material (I’ve got the bug lately) and a CD from a local SLC band (some of the members are past co-workers.).

Honestly, getting mail of any sort is a treat up here.

But getting packages about sends me into fits of euphoria!

Oh, and did I mention how much I enjoy lining up all my goodies on my closet shelf?

Yeah. Good times!


To my fam and friends, thank you! Please keep the love coming!

To my blog friends, I adore snail mail. If you’d like to “drop me a line” (as the kids are saying these days), I’d more than enjoy it. Feel free to email me at whitney(at)girlmeetsbulgaria(dot)com and I’ll give you my Alaskan mailing address.



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2 thoughts on “Love From Home

  1. Pingback: 2012: A Year in Review « Girl Meets Bulgaria

  2. I love the photo of your “spoils”!!! So great. When my boyfriend and I go out and scavenge for deals on groceries and housewares at the cheap Asian shops near us, we have been known to photograph our “spoils” spread out on the table. 🙂

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