Welcome to my website! Thank you for taking the time to visit. This is a work in progress and I welcome input about what might make it better.
I developed this site for several reasons. First, I wanted a place to house the resources I have found in my exploration of expat life and expat identity. During several of my moves, I have struggled by myself to find others who are experiencing the same feelings, doubts and worries. Once I started exploring, however, I found a lot of helpful books, websites and groups that discuss the emotional side of living overseas.
The second reason is to create a sense of connection. One of the things I love most about living overseas is the people I meet. Living with expats often means you meet a self-selected group of people who share a love of travel and interest in different cultures but who also understand the search for a place that’s “home” and the longing for stability and connection. I have found embracing the “Third Culture” or the group of people who have chosen to live overseas as a great source of strength and energy in the process.
And lastly, I believe that resources plus connection lead to ideas and energy. My best moments as an expat have been connecting with people, discussing ideas and sharing experiences. By doing this, we can all live full and purposeful lives no matter where we are in the world.
So again, welcome. I will be blogging, reviewing books, giving talks and hoping to hear from you as we explore the world together!