Tag: expat life
Hello, 2022. We’re Having a Baby Girl.
A name materialized out of thin air as I sat up in bed. Immediately, I knew you were going to be a girl. To me, the name was perfect and so was its meaning. It was my first real connection with you. I knew then I was in for a wild ride. Week 18 –…
100 Foreigners Share Their Belgian Love Experience
A few years ago, I wrote an article, 7 Things I’ve Learned About Loving a Belgian. The article picked up traction in a way that really surprised me. People’s messages and emails came pouring in; strangers took time to share their experiences with me with impressive candor and humor. Shortly after, I invited expat strangers…
Life in Switzerland and The Year That Was 2020
2020 is the year that so many people are thrilled to see go. I would say I’m also one of those people, but 2020 did bring something to our lives that no other year had before. Looking back on my last 2019 reflection, I’m stunned at the difference one year can make. Here’s a quick…
The Honest Truth About Homesickness as an Expat
It’s happened many times: I’m having a drink at a party and small-talking with new people when they ask about where I’m from and where I’ve been. Inevitably due is a question laced with a hint of concern. They pry politely and it’s cute how they almost whisper the question like it’s a secret. “Isn’t…
#WanderWomen: Lifting Up Black Voices in the Expat Community
Christine is the creator of Flourish in the Foreign and is using her voice and platform to lift Black expat voices up around the world. She’s currently living in Spain and has advice for combating inequality and racism.
#WanderWomen: Finding the Missing Piece in America
Elke never quite connected with the culture in her native Belgium. She always had a love for the US and longed for an experience in the country of her dreams. Here’s her story!
#WanderWomen: 8 Years of Expat Life in the French Riviera
Imagine life in Nice on the French Riviera. What do you see? This week’s #WanderWomen talks idyllic and beautiful life in France as well as her newfound love for her home country. Read on!
#WanderWomen: An American Living the Parisian Dream
What does it take for someone to leave everything behind? To move to a new destination with a thousand unknowns, dive headfirst into starting over with a new culture, language, people, cuisine, novelty abound. It might look glamorous at times, but longterm life abroad isn’t without hardship or awkward adjustments; it’s also full of beautiful…
#WanderWomen: A Love & Divorce Coach Has Advice for Expat Couples
Katrin, a Love and Divorce coach in Brussels gives advice and tips for expat couples who want to make their love last no matter where in the world they end up together. Read on!
#WanderWomen: Thriving in 10 Countries as a Serial Expat & Mom
As an expat mom, Nina is proof you don’t have to slow down. She has three children and has called 10 countries home and and counting. Meet this week’s #WanderWomen.