About: An American in Sydney

Between Roots and Wings – formerly In an Opal-Hearted Country – is a critically acclaimed blog. Just look…

“This is hands down the best blog I’ve ever read about being an American in Sydney, Australia. You’re brilliant.”  -My Mom

Almost as good as The Financial Review.” -Partner-in-Crime

What’s a blog?-Hushpuppy


Cristin is an American expat in Sydney, Australia, living with her charming husband – known here as Partner-in-Crime, vivacious young daughter – known here as Hushpuppy, and baby CJ.

In days gone by, she spent her youth rambling around the shopping malls, cinemas, and high school theatre in a suburb of Atlanta, then buckled down and studied Theatre Management at a tiny Southern women’s college in Northeast Georgia (“it’s not a girls school without men, it’s a women’s college without boys”). A few years and a couple of cross-country moves later, she trotted off to New York City to eat too much pizza and get a Master’s in Dramaturgy & Theatre Criticism from Brooklyn College. She then found work at a theatre in Sarasota, Florida, where she’d eventually come across Mr. In-Crime. He wooed her and then suggested, convincingly, that Australia was a lucky country, reminding her that she’d told him she wanted an adventure.

Adventuring they’ve been, ever since, now with two little girls, in tow. These days, she’s looking for the balance between seeing more of the world and building a home – between roots and wings.

You can reach Cristin at betweenrootsandwingsblog (at) gmail (dot) com. *I do not do reviews or sponsored posts.*

(Oh, and because one blog is so much fun, why not have two? Artsplorers is a page about kids and the arts.)

Read more about the expat journey here:aboutpagepic
The Beginning

One Year Expativersary

Two Year Expativersary

Three Year Expativersary

Four Year Expativersary

Australian Citizenship

Five Year Expativersary 

Six Year Expativersary

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