I was a holiday spirited homebody this weekend. I was too overwhelmed at this point last year to appreciate the season, but now that I’m a little more put together, I realize how important it is for me to celebrate this time of year. Back in the States, Halloween was basically a month long for me. While I can’t celebrate on the same scale I did before, I’m determined to do as much as I can. A weekend full of DIY decorations and some Tim Burton movies was a pretty good start. It takes a little extra effort as an expat to make a new place feel like home, but it’s so worth it. .