About – Here I Am


We’re all on a journey, and I want to share mine with you and hope that you’ll find a connection and share with me. I believe in our shared humanity and that we are all more alike, than we are different. The more we see each other and our common goodness, the more love we will create and bring to this world. One Love, BeLoveRs.

Here I Am is about being mindful and present, while staying positive amidst the chaos of life, all while learning, loving, laughing and sharing, messing up and living it up along the way.

If you like what you read, come back again. Click the follow button and share your email address to get daily examples of how life is good. Share your ideas and thoughts in the comment sections as you wish. No pressure, no worries, no sales… just unconditional love.

xoxo  Adriana

I began this blog when we decided to move to Amsterdam for a year as Expats and counted down the days until our journey began.

Then I counted the days and shared the details from our adventures as Expats in the Netherlands- some exciting and some mundane, but our life nevertheless.

I’m currently writing about the process of settling back or repatriating, which means figuring out where we fit back into our old routines and establishing new ones.
If you enjoy what you find here, click the FOLLOW button (found on the home page) and share your email address so that you don’t miss daily updates delivered right to your mailbox.

xo – Adriana

14 thoughts on “About – Here I Am

  1. what a fantastic account of your journey at home in the US and now in Europe. It was great to meet up with you all again in London, as ever Becky and Nate gave us a great day on Sunday , hope to see you again soon. I must check in again soon to keep up with this Great Blog reading all of this just blows me away. love to your folks back home, speak soon x

    • Hi Jenny – thanks for checking out my blog. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to come and visit with us in London. It was so nice to see you again and I hope you have a great time in Portugal. I’d love to know where you go and see pictures if you have a chance. We’ll miss you next month in Amsterdam and perhaps we can come and meet up with you again when my parents arrive. I know my mom would love to spend time together with you again. xo

  2. Dear Adriana,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Amsterdam, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

  3. Hi Adriana — how nice to find your blog today! Your posts and photos are so cheerful, and I admire how you recognize your personal power and inspire readers to do likewise.

    This year I’ve resolved to improve my attitude and bring more kindness and joy to the world by discovering and commenting on a positive blog every day, while keeping a list on my own site. Yours is today’s entry. 🙂

    • Hi Meg – thank you so much for your kind words and choosing my blog to recognize. You made my day. I wish you all the best and love that we’re both practicing positive living and spreading joy!! Thanks again. 😉

  4. Hi Adriana,

    I wanted to drop you an email but couldn’t find your email address. We are launching Lunchbox in the Netherlands on January 19th, and I think our app might be a great fit for your readers. After all, good food and expat life is what we’re all about:-)

    Every once in a while it happens that you’re at the office and your colleagues are busy, or you’re abroad and don’t know anyone around. But you still want to enjoy lunch in good company. Lunchbox is an easy way to meet new people and hang out over lunch.

    I would be great if you can mention Lunchbox on your blog. Please have a look on our website (lunchboxapp.org) and send me an email.


  5. Aloha Adriana,

    Thank you for sharing you “Oneness” journey with us all. It’s wonderful to see you connecting with Source and writing about your adventures, helping others to see the beauty of BEing. All the best to you, as you travel your way.



  6. oh you are a blessing your blog is true and pure and i cant tell you how glad i am to have found it and you! life is beautiful and im so glad to be in it!

  7. Hi

    My name is Joyce, I am a marketing executive at expatfinder.com which is a leading expat information and services website.

    I saw on your blog that you are and expat. I wish to interview you to further share some of your tips. The questions are mainly about the housing, the daily life etc.

    It just takes 5 minutes (or more depending if you have lots to say 🙂

    Of course, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.

    If you are interested to participate at this project, please send me an email at interview@expatfinder.com.

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