Hello! My name is Lauren, and Delayed Departures is my site. I'm a freelance writer and a mom to an energetic toddler, which means that I spend my days trying to find the balance between assignment deadlines and trips to the playground.
For the last few years, I have been chronicling my life as an American expat living in the Eastern European country of Bulgaria. I moved there in 2011 with my (Bulgarian) husband and our daughter. Today, we are living in the states, after going through the US immigration process and coming out on the other side.
I've got a serious case of wanderlust that I hope to never cure. My passion for new places and experiences has taken me to many states, cities, and a few countries. I first left my hometown in Southeastern PA back in 2005, and since then, I've lived in the extreme opposites that are Florida and Alaska. I called Bulgaria home for nearly 2 years. Now I'm back in the states, ready to start the next chapter.
Feel free to say hello in the comments section, or you can get in touch with me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.