About Me

G’day and welcome to The Rebecca Project!

I’m Rebecca, an enthusiastic Aussie expat and writer. I find it rather awkward to talk about myself in the third person, so here’s a little more about me in the first.

I’ve spent a good part of the last nine or so years living abroad, the bulk of it in the heart of San Francisco in less than 375 square feet with an impressive collection of overdue library books. More recently, there was a stint in Chicago — a city that has some of the nicest people I’ve met but the most offensive winter weather — as well as a stint back in my hometown of Sydney.

In my free time, I enjoy making short films and documentaries, taking cello lessons, writing, wandering the city with my camera, and blissing out at yoga. I have a terrible case of the Cultural Cringe, can’t get enough of a good cuppa tea with Scotch Finger bikkies, and Netflix tells me I enjoy foreign movies with a strong female lead. One day, I hope to successfully order from a drive-through without having to put on an American accent.

New here?

For more info on how I started travelling and how this blog came about, check out the About the Blog page.


The Emotional Rollercoaster of Expat Life

This is a five-part series about the emotional component of the expat experience: leaving home, settling in and the issues faced in adjusting to life in a new country.

Here’s a handful of posts I’ve written about:
Life Abroad

Life in San Francisco

Life in Chicago

Life in South East Asia

Life in Australia & New Zealand

Life in Ireland

And what about yourself?

Shoot me an email at TheRebeccaProject [at] gmail [dot] com and introduce yourself. I’d love to hear more about you!