About Delia Lloyd


This blog is devoted to the idea that adulthood is not a destination. Growing up, I always thought adulthood was the final frontier – a place you arrived and suddenly everything made sense:  you knew what you wanted to do with your life, you knew what advice to give your kids, you knew which shoes looked right with that jacket. Turns out, it doesn’t work that way. Sure, you make progress and have those “aha” moments every so often, but growing up is all very incremental and you never really arrive anywhere.

And that’s the point.

This blog is about what happens when you “find yourself in adulthood,” and some lessons I’ve learned along the way. I hope that it enlightens, inspires, and connects. But most of all, I really do hope that you laugh.

I usually post about once a week. On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood designed to help you navigate grown-up quandaries of a personal and professional nature. On occasional Fridays, I used to provide a round-up of useful material I’d come across during my daily excursions through the blogosphere. Now I’m encapsulating all of that in a new monthly newsletter, Good Reads for Grown Ups.

Wherever you come from, I hope that my words speak to you.


Favorite Posts

To give you a flavor for this blog, let me recommend some of my own favorite posts:

Delia Lloyd

Who am I, you ask?

My name is Delia Lloyd. (Well, actually it isn’t, but that’s a longer story.) I’m an American writer based in London, where I live with my husband and two children.

I am passionate about helping people feel fulfilled and productive as they age, particularly during the second half of life. To that end, I’m a regular contributor to a variety of websites, including Better After 50, Sixty and Me and Thrive Global. I have also written for two American blogs devoted to women and politics: The Broad Side and The Washington Post’s She The People and was the London correspondent for an AOL online news magazine called Politics Daily. My essays – many of which touch on expatriate life and/or parenting – have appeared in outlets including The New York TimesThe Financial Times, The Guardian and The BBC World Service.

In previous professional incarnations, I produced a nationally syndicated radio talk show, taught political science at two American universities and worked on international development policy in both London and Washington.

I love show tunes, The New Yorker, coconut-themed desserts and dark films about family dysfunction. I once wrote a book about central bank reform that was fascinating to research and fun to write. (Really). I do not like miso soup, animated television shows or men in sandals.

For more about  my professional life, visit my website: www.delialloyd.com