“What makes expat life so addictive is that every boring or mundane activity you experience at home is, when you move to a foreign country, suddenly transformed into an exciting adventure. When abroad, boredom, routine and ‘normal’ cease to exist. And all that’s left is the thrill and challenge of uncertainty.”
– Reannon Muth
Sound familiar? Or maybe you aren’t feeling all that romantic yet about having to leave the familiar and face the unknown.
Maybe you’re struggling to be yourself, to know yourself or to find yourself in this new and uncertain place.
I’ve been there!
As an expat partner, I’ve experienced first-hand the dueling sensations of freedom and isolation. Is it an adventure or a test? Is it an exciting new chapter or a terrifying exercise in obscurity?
But then it hit me. The only thing that changed was the view. I was still me. Still smart, creative and analytical. Only now I saw mountains out my window instead of the ocean.
The same is true for you.
YOU have changed locations, but you kept your gifts, your passions, your possibilities. And now, you’ve got a whole new audience to dazzle, a new stage from which to shine.
If you’ve been feeling restless… If you are struggling to find your new purpose in this new place…
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Does One of These Statements Describe You?
- I am an expat partner struggling to find my own identity as I trail my working spouse.
- I am in an unfamiliar environment with time on my hands.
- I feel at loss with myself, and want to reconnect with my passion.
- I am drudging through my days without any sense of purpose.
It doesn’t have to be this way!
- You CAN land the job of your dreams, something you love to do day after day!
- You CAN reconnect with yourself and discover what makes you truly happy!
- You CAN identify a perfect career fit… and earn a good living in the process!
How do I know this for sure? Because I’ve been where you are.
A bit about my Nomadic Life
I have been moving around the globe for most of my life (from the Americas, to Europe to Africa, having called 10 countries ‘home’). During all these travels, I learned that the only one who could shape and control my life and future (even when being the traveling spouse), was me!
This realization hit me in the face especially hard late 2007. I left my life behind to join my fiancé in Albania, my first post as an ‘accompanying partner’ without giving it much thought. I just followed my heart, but hadn’t really thought of what that would do to me personally.
But then, four months later the walls were crowding in and I was truly missing my family, my friends, a job I loved and the person I knew I was when working, the professional interaction in the workplace, being part of a team and working with people, facing challenges and finding solutions for them! I missed my life!
I was very unhappy staying at home all the time, though I loved the freedom it gave to meet friends whenever. I still often felt bored and isolated and was getting very frustrated with myself as I didn’t want to feel this way! I wanted more from life for myself.
I didn’t want to continue on this undefined career path abroad though. Time was passing too quickly and I was wasting it. It was time for some deep inner work! I forced myself to think hard and look closely at my soul and my passion!
Having worked at international business schools and universities for over 9 years, I realized that Career and Life Coaching was for me!
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