Watching the News From 6000 Miles Away

Ashley Hague
6 min readJul 8, 2022

Reflecting on life as an American Expat

Photo by Nijwam Swargiary on Unsplash

In September 2019, I packed my bags and headed off for a year living and working in New Zealand. Unlike what many assume, politics played no role in my decision to move abroad. Instead, I did it to get away from a job that I felt stuck at, in a city that I had grown to resent. I knew I wanted to travel and discover a new path, and…