From living as an expat in Japan to moving to IN, CO, NJ, and now Charlotte. Regardless of our gypsy life, I love travel, gardening, my beagle, food, and running (sometimes swimming, biking, and running).

History of the name Jersey Joshii:

In 2012, I lived in Japan by myself for nine months with home trips every three months to Denver where my pissed-off beagle and angelic husband awaited my return. I was on the third most expensive energy project in the world and enjoyed all Japan had to offer.

Joshii is the Japanese word for girl. No matter where I live, I am still a Jersey Girl.

19 Responses to About

  1. Marie says:

    I thought you were going to be there for six months–has it turned into a year?

  2. Grace says:

    Goodluck on your adventures!

  3. Jane says:

    your husband must be a saint. 🙂 A whole year away? Looking forward to exploring your blog. Thanks for liking my recent post and for bringing me here . 🙂
    Namaste from Rishikesh

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. Really enjoying yours!

    • Colleen says:

      Houston, aside from being ridiculously hot, is pretty a international hub. I hope you get to explore other parts of the US while you are there – San Francisco, San Diego and Boston are worth visits. Enjoy your adventure! You’re writing is superb, hope to see more of it.

  5. thanks for visiting my blog! Does your hubster visit you in Japan even if the pissed-off beagle can’t?!

  6. Hi there! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. Your blog is truly so inspiring and creative. Thank you! If you’d like to accept, here are the rules:


  7. shelley says:

    Thanks for dropping by and following my blog! Sounds like you have some interesting times ahead. 🙂 Happy New Year!

  8. I like your blog, subscribe! 🙂 I also have a travel photography blog, come take a visit 😉

  9. Joyce says:

    Dear Colleen,

    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 Japan, 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,

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