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In case you haven't had a chance to listen to our first episode- here's a little insight into what we are about. . @jemmaleighmccreesh sharing her thoughts on the importance of close and meaningful relationships. . Also in the episode - @hannah_maru telling us all about non-human primates and their social inclinations, @minu_tegethoff on why sports is not all you need in life, @susantilimboto19 trying to find Asian spices in Europe and @mkvolar ranting about trains, supermarkets and why locals sometimes just have no idea. . . Episode 2 out this Friday! . . . #theexpatladyexperience #expatladiesofcologne #expatwoman #girlswhowander #wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #expatproblems #expat #globalnomads #expatliving
The French government is launching a website for Britons to make carte de séjour applications sometime in October. The website will allow many Brits to apply entirely online, making the process much easier and requiring only one prefecture visit to collect the card and give fingerprints. With different prefectures using different application systems, some being very backed up, I hope this will make the process quicker and less stressful for all Britons living in France. The carte de séjour permanent will be able to be swapped for a non-EU citizen’s long-term resident card in the event of no-deal, and at no cost, so I recommend you apply ASAP if you don't already have one. As always, I am here to help with any issues you have whether you are applying online from October or right now. Click the link in my profile to see my carte de séjour packages and get in touch. . . . #lifeinfrance #uktofrance #escapetothechateau #britabroad #movetofrance #frenchcountryliving #france4dreams #escapetofrance #expatproblems #newlifeinfrance #mylifeinfrance #expatsineurope #frenchlifestyle #SOSAnglo #softbrexit #aurevoir #brexitshambles #hardbrexit #brexitmeansbrexit #ukpolitics #brexitnegotiations #brexit #brexitnegotiations #leavemeansleave #article50 #nodeal #nodealbrexit #ukpolitics #expatriates #expatfamily
So many reasons to smile these days 💜 Whenever things seem like they are at the very bottom, never forget, IT WILL ALWAYS GET BETTER 🌞 [and no I didn't fly away 🎈] . . . . . #smile #flyaway #mentalhealthawareness #nevergiveup #happiness #expat #expatlife #expatproblems #balloons #germany #deutschland #canadianbakingingermany #happywifehappylife
𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟? I just recently had a conversation with one of my followers about people, thinking they are not fitting into society. 🙋🏼♂️ People that think in a different way than others, which means they’re taking time to think about their own needs and their goals. Did you ever take time for you? The majority thinks about the next day at work, sitting on the couch watching Netflix. For them there is no other way than this. Personally speaking I always thought there is much more outside in the world for us then just an office box to make a living. I faced enough rejection while being abroad and not finding back into my profession in the medical field. But this is not the point I want to make and share, I made the decision to change and become my own version. Hoping to help others with my abilities, in the same situation and being there for each other. People start looking weird at you if you tell them you decide to pursue your own dreams. But don’t worry they just don’t know any better. 🙇🏼♂️ If you already took your time to see how you can take care of yourself and you’re thinking about ways you can create your own better life you deserve, then you earn my respect. It starts with your own mind and body, then taking care of your family and then having the freedom of traveling. By taking this step, you show enough courage and power and the step towards a better version. 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐦𝐞, 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐮𝐬! Who agrees? ⬇️
When you pay over £9 for grapes 🤣 they were lovely and crunchy but still £9 😱 #expatproblems #expatslimmer #swexpat #swdoha #swqatar #qatar #swgrapes #eatmyselfslim #bhfyp #slimmingworldweightloss #losingweightjourney #swbiteitwriteit #swfamily #syns #losingweightjourneyuk #swuk #swbreakfast
Heute möchte ich ein paar Fragen, die mir in den letzten Wochen oft gestellt worden, beantworten. . 1. Wo wird das Kind geboren? In Dubai. . 2. Welche Staatsbürgerschaft bekommt das Kind? Diese Frage wurde erstaunlich oft gestellt. Generell gilt: Landesrecht vor eigenen Staatsrecht. Was bedeutet das genau? Die USA sind dafür ein sehr gutes Beispiel. Jedes Kind, dass in den USA geboren wird, bekommt die amerikanische Staatsbürgerschaft, auch wenn die Eltern eine andere besitzen. In den Emiraten ist es so, dass der Vater des Kindes Emirati sein muss, damit das Kind ebenfalls die Staatsbürgerschaft bekommt. Lange Rede, kurzer Sinn - unser Kleiner bekommt nur die deutsche Staatsbürgerschaft, da wir beide deutsche Staatsbürger sind. . 3. Wie sieht es mit der medizinischen Versorgung aus? In China war sie schon gut. In Dubai fühle ich mich noch besser aufgehoben. Ich habe hier einen sehr netten, deutschen Arzt und werde parallel von einem internationalen Hebammen Team betreut. Sobald die Geburt los geht, fahre ich ins Krankenhaus und eine Hebamme aus dem Krankenhaus wird mich so lange betreuen, bis mein Arzt dazu kommt und mich entbinden wird. Nach der Geburt habe ich auch eine Nachbetreuung durch die Hebammen zu Hause. . 4. Fehlt dir deine Familie nicht? Ja und nein. Es gab Situationen, in denen hätte ich gern meine Mama an meiner Seite gehabt. Bei Fragen und/oder schwierigen Situationen konnten wir telefonieren. In Deutschland geht es vielen Schwangeren auch nicht anders. Nicht Jeder hat das Glück, dass die Familie in der Nähe wohnt. In der entscheidenden Phase, bin ich in der luxuriösen Situation, dass mein Papa für eine Woche und im Anschluss meine Mama nach Dubai kommen und uns unterstützen wird. Mal sehen, wie lange der Kleine auf sich warten lässt. . . . #expat #expatwife #expatblog #expatlife #expatwomen #expatmom #expatliving #expatexplore #dubaiexpat #expats #expatriate #expatmum #expatproblems #expatdiaries #expatadventures #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggers #blogger_de #pregnant #momtobe #baby #pregnancy #babyboy #mommy #mommytobe
Who knows this? You move abroad, heavy-heartedly you say goodbye to loved ones and they promise they’ll visit you soon! ⠀ ⠀ You’ve already made sure to get a home with a guest room for all the visitors you’re expecting. But time goes by and your guest towels and sheets remain unused.⠀ ⠀ In this day and age of social media and WhatsApp it may not appear to others that you are far away but you, who’s living in a different country day in day out, could really do with some familiar company. Or at least be able to show your friends what your new life is like! ⠀ ⠀ Your friends’ intention is certainly to visit you, but when it comes down to it, money, kids, time and other responsibilities get in their way... and your guest room stays empty.⠀ ⠀ Say 🙋🏻♀️ if you can relate!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #expatproblems #livingabroad #lifeabroad #internationallife #expatlife #expatwife #expatwifelife #exatfamily #movingabroad #guestroom #homeawayfromhome #expatcoach #camillaquintana #4pillarcoaching #innerhappyplace #internationalliving #globalliving #hostcountry #workingabroad #abroadlife # ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
There's something liberating in living incognito. Us who came from towns in which you always meet familiar faces, we truly appreciate being unknown. But that certainly doesn't mean one should go out in their pyjamas! ---------------------------------------------------- Ima nešto oslobađajuće u inkognito životu. Mi koji dolazimo iz gradova u kojima uvijek srećeš poznata lica, zaista cijenimo to što nas niko ne zna. Ali to i dalje ne znači da treba izlaziti iz kuće u pidžami, iako se može!
It's really hard when you're working towards something that's important to you and something gets in your way. 🙇♀️ A few years ago at a mindfulness meditation retreat I learned a helpful #mindset shift for dealing with these moments. ➡️ 🔹Instead of seeing it as an OBSTACLE blocking your path, see it as a CHALLENGE that you work to overcome. 🔹 Reframing my own blocks in this way has been incredibly helpful in both my personal and professional life. Instead of feeling defeated and overwhelmed I can see the block and answer with this-- "Challenge Accepted!" 💪 What do you have coming up this week that you can view as a challenge to overcome? . . . . . #mindsetshift #challengeaccepted #failforward #sheboss #bosschic #femaleentrepreneur #expatcoach #expatblog #relocation #accompanyingspouse #expatwife #expatmom #expatspouse #expats #lovepat #thrivingabroad #expatproblems #expatstress #expatwoman #expatfamily #expatliving #livingabroad#happiness #worklifebalance #selfcare #mindfulness #mindfulliving #emotionalintelligence #befriendyourfeelings
You know, when I was younger I was obsessed with traveling. 🤗 When I was first living in Spain I did a voluntary service and I used all my free time to travel around Spain and Portugal. I liked my time there so much I ended up staying for five years. 😄 When I was living for a year in California I took it to the extreme: I not only traveled around the US (seriously, I went to different places all over the country 🤠) and even traveled to Mexico, Guatemala and Belize as well as Hawaii (I know it's one of the 50 states but it's pretty far away from the rest of the US 😎). I got to see some great places but when I was about to embark on my next adventure to Vietnam (where I wanted to teach German) I stopped. 😶 My boyfriend made me realize that it would be irresponsible to embark on another adventure if I planned to come back any way. 😵 I had already seen half the world and was about to graduate from college. It would put a strain on our relationship again and it would probably not help my career if I already had lived in three countries and planned to stay in Europe anyway. 🤔 He was right! We moved away from Spain and went to Belgium where we had better job opportunities. Just to show you how good things worked out: This picture was taken in Japan, during our honeymoon. 😊💒 #travel #traveling #travelblogger #travelgram #travels #traveller #travelbook #traveler #traveldeeper #instatravel #expats #expattravel #expatproblems #expat #expatlife #expatblogger #abroad #successprinciples #successmotivation #successsecrets #successfromhome #successstories #successstory #creativeprocess #successlife #marriagelife #gotmarried #honeymoon #relationshipgoals #relationshiptips
If I post this pic, will I feel a bit more relaxed? Ooooh what a frustrating morning today was🙈 . . I arrive at the National ID Centre in Accra this morning to renew my non-citizen ID card. Why? Well the previous one with my fingerprints has expired. I’m not quite sure how anyone’s fingerprints can expire(?) but anyway rules are rules, so off I go. (My main worry: I’m flying out on Sunday and if I don’t have a valid ID card, immigration might stop me at the airport or not let me re-enter Ghana). . . Deep breaths and off I go. It took my husband’s colleague 5 visits to get his ID renewed so I enter the government office with VERY low expectations. . . Initially all goes well and I’m pleasantly surprised. I’m the first one there, there’s no queue, so I get seen right away. Then I fill out a form but each time the officer types up my info from the form onto his computer he makes a mistake. I indicate on the form, I’m born in Pakistan, hand over my Italian passport which holds my Ghana residence visa and my husband’s (who is my sponsor) German passport. He types up all the details and asks me to confirm it’s correct, except it comes back showing my place of birth as Germany, nationality as Italian and that my husband is the Pakistani 🙈 . . Let’s try again. This time my name is misspelt. I know Ottimofiore is hard to spell, but I’m doing all of this under my maiden name Navaid so it shouldn’t be that hard. . . I am asked when did I arrive in Ghana? That’s easy, last year. Then there it is: the question every expat dreads THE MOST: where have you lived before Ghana? List your previous places of residence. Noooooooo. Please let’s not go there. This will take too long. The people behind me in the queue start to squirm. I put down the 5 most recent countries and cities but no dates. . . I give my fingerprints again. Take a picture. I can almost smell victory when the officer announces, “sorry, but the card machine is broken. You’ll have to come back to get your ID.” . . Whaaaat? Why didn’t you tell me that when I arrived?! Ugggh. TIA. Can I please whine now? 😂🤦♀️
Horrorgeschichten . Ohja - ich habe sie zur Genüge zu hören bekommen. Irgendwer kennt immer Irgendwen, der schwanger im Ausland war und den absoluten Horror erlebt hat. Diese Geschichten werden dann in gemütlicher Runde zum Besten gegeben. . Beispiel gefällig? Erst vor ein paar Wochen durfte ich mir von einer fremden Person bei einem Stammtisch anhören „Du bekommst das Kind in Dubai? Das ist mutig. Bei meiner Freundin haben sie hier eine Fruchtwasserpunktion gemacht und die Fruchtblase ist geplatzt. Das Kind war nicht zu retten“ . . Es ist ja nicht so als könnte das einem in Deutschland nicht auch passieren. Geschichten dieser Art habe ich in den letzten Wochen häufig zu hören bekommen. Ich frage mich, was bezwecken diese Menschen damit? Wollen sie mir Angst machen? Wollen sie mich davon überzeugen mein Kind in Deutschland zu bekommen? . Ich selbst bin in China in eine extrem unglückliche Situation gekommen, die mir aber meiner Meinung nach genauso in Deutschland hätte passieren können. In der 8 Woche wurde eine Fehlgeburt diagnostiziert und man plante direkt schon die Ausschabung für eine Woche später, falls sich nichts getan haben sollte. Zum Glück war es eine Fehldiagnose. Die Konsequenz für mich war, das Krankenhaus zu wechseln - nicht das Land. Darüber habe ich keine einzige Minute nachgedacht. . Mich würden eure Erfahrungen interessieren. Wurden euch auch Horrorgeschichten erzählt? Hat man euch versucht davon zu überzeugen, euer Kind in Deutschland zubekommen? . . . #expat #expatwife #expatblog #expatlife #expatwomen #expatmom #expatliving #expatexplore #dubaiexpat #expats #expatriate #expatmum #expatproblems #expatdiaries #expatadventures #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggers #blogger_de #pregnant #momtobe #baby #pregnancy #babyboy #mommy #mommytobe
[Back to You] [Riprenditi cura di te] 🇮🇹 All'inizio d'Agosto, ho partecipato a un retreat di una settimana sul Lago d'Orta. Già dal primo giorno, entrata nella sala di Meditazione alle 7 di mattina, iniziata la pratica con il tempo e lo spazio necessario a abbandonarmi, mi sono resa conto di quanto, a volte o spesso, ci disconnettiamo emotivamente da noi stesse, dal nostro centro, dalla nostra essenza e autenticità. Quando ci fermiamo e pensiamo a noi stesse, ritroviamo il nostro ritmo interiore e viviamo in accordo a questo, appare chiaro quanto sia necessario ritrovare cura per la nostra anima e il nostro corpo. I motivi di queste "distrazioni"sono tante: il lavoro, la famiglia, gli impegni. etc. Se si sta vivendo in espatrio, specialmente se si è appena arrivate nel paese ospitante, il processo di adattamento al nuovo ambiente ci succhia molte energie e ci fa perdere il senso di noi. Per questo ho sviluppato "Back to You" il programma che propongo per "ritornare a sé", per riappropriarsi di quelle parti di noi maggiormente trascurate, trovando così nuovi stimoli e maggiore consapevolezza dei nostri bisogni. Volete scoprire di più? A breve i dettagli di questo programma intensivo sul mio nuovo sito!!! 🇬🇧 At the beginning of August, I attended a week-long retreat on Lake Orta. From the first day, when I entered the Yoga room at 7 am, I realized how often we disconnect from ourselves, from our centre, from our essence and authenticity. When you allow yourself to stop, think about yourself, find your inner rhythm and live accordingly, it is clear how much we need to take care of our soul and our body. The reasons for these "distractions" are many: work, family, commitments, etc... If you are living abroad, especially if you have just arrived in the host country, the process of adapting to the new environment drains your energy. This is why I developed "Back to You" the program I propose to "return to yourself", to take care of those parts of you that have been neglected. You'll find inspiration and become more aware. You will find out more soon ... my new website will be online shortly!!!
A few weeks ago I posted some stories about which BPA free bottled water we use for our 5 gallon water dispenser. Since then I’ve had lots of messages asking for more info so here it is... . @myaquaplus supply pure alkaline water in 5 gallon BPA free bottles. - normal plastic bottles release harmful toxins into water when exposed to heat, which in Dubai is inevitable either during storage or transit. We use the water for drinking, cooking and for Ellis’s formula so the fact that their bottles are BPA free means no harmful toxins!! AND Aquaplus is no more expensive than other 5 gallon water bottle suppliers so it was a no brainer for us when we switched to Aquaplus! . . #mydubai #expatlife #expatmama #dubaimums #mumsindubai #dubaimama #dubaimoms #expatfamily #bpafree #water #stayhydrated #safewater #uae #uaemoms #bpafreebottle #kidsindubai #mumsindubai #motherhood #honestmotherhood #mumlife #dubaihack #dubailife #expatproblems #dubaiproblems #expathack #mumhack #mumwins #aquaplus #dubaiwater
We were having so much fun exploring Portumna Castle and Gardens until I accidentally plopped the kids into a patch of stinging nettles to take a photo. . . If you’re unfamiliar with nettles, like I was, they’re a plant that cause a painful stinging sensation and raised rash when they come in contact with skin. The pain lasts for several minutes and the rash lasts for about an hour. File this one under #momoftheyear and #expatproblems 🙈 . . ➡️swipe to see the photo captured as we were realizing what what happening. . . Do you have any parenting mishaps to share that would make me feel better? . . #mistakesmomsmake #stingingnettlesaremean
#2 „Du willst das Kind doch nicht in China zur Welt bringen?“ . Diese Woche dreht sich um das Thema „Schwanger im Ausland“. Ihr glaubt garnicht mit was für Fragen, dummen Sprüchen, Horrorgeschichten und zum Teil verachtenden Aussagen ich mich herum schlagen musste, nur weil ich nicht in Deutschland entbinden möchte und werde. . Ich kann natürlich nur aus meiner Erfahrung berichten, aber ich war wirklich geschockt, was ich mir anhören durfte - dazu in den nächsten Tagen mehr. . Ich möchte die Woche nutzen, um ein bisschen von meiner Schwangerschaft zu erzählen und warum ich der Meinung bin, dass es Vorteile hat im Ausland schwanger zu sein und wieso ich die Entscheidung absolut nicht bereue, fernab von Familie und Freunden unseren Sohn zu entbinden. . . . #expat #expatwife #expatblog #expatlife #expatwomen #expatmom #expatliving #expatexplore #dubaiexpat #expats #expatriate #expatmum #expatproblems #expatdiaries #expatadventures #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggers #blogger_de #pregnant #momtobe #baby #pregnancy #babyboy #mommy #mommytobe
- "Quelque chose en moi, un jour, s'accorderait avec le parfum du chèvre-feuilles."- Simone de Beauvoir. MERCI 💙@tatoutavdum . . . . . . . . . #simonedebeauvoir #zaza #mieuxvauttardquejamais #tresor #nouvelleobsession #frenchquote #litterature #essentiels #frenchbook #bookworm #instatravel #escapism #frenchhashtags #exile #expatproblems #weekendvibes #sundayvibes #sundaze #weekendalire #readingtherapy #foodforthought #modernlifeproblems #instabook
Hashing...beautiful 8 km hike 🥾🌴🌱💚 #_homemadehome #homemadehome #workingexpatpartner #livinganexpatlife #expatproblems #expatliving #expatlife #expatfamily #newadventuresahead #traveltheworldwithme #livingabroad #relocating #expats #planprepsettlein #expatsettlingin #packingmybags #seetheworld
This is Rob, a member of Thisisus_living 🙎🏻♂️ He is definitely the level-headed, patient and calming presence in the family. Which allows me and Jack to be full-on crazy at the best of times 🤣 Rob, like the rest of the family, is also South African - and probably the main reason why we are even living in Ireland in the first place. He was the one who got the job and work permit, but also, one of the main reasons I fell in love with this guy is his sense of adventure, ambition and always keen to try new (and sometimes challenging) things - so we decided to take a leap of faith and see what living abroad would be like because of him. You can learn how we made the move, along with some handy tips for expats living in Ireland on my blog: www.thisisusliving.com ⠀⠀ #expat #irishlife #luckoftheirish #livingabroad #proudlysouthafrican #proudlysa #lifeisajourney #lifeabroad #overseaslife #expats #expatriate #expatblogger #expatexplore #livingawayfromhome #lifeawayfromhome #southafricansabroad #southafricanabroad #livingabroadadventures #expatproblems #expatliving #livingoverseas #adventuresabroad #allovertheworld #loveireland #ireland #travelandlife #thisisireland #irelandtravel #irelandcalling #adventuresawait
THAI EXPATS ARE ALSO CRYING #factandinteract When you migrate to another country, you leave your comfort zone. ⠀ What do expats need for the happy life in Thailand?⬇️ English are looking for sales on cheese ⠀ Filipino can't figure out why noone is singing on the streets🤷♀️ ⠀ Indians feel cheated, because boom boom isn't for free ⠀ Australians left their surfs in the corner and miss Bali ⠀ Americans are shocked from local Macdonalds and trying to get a petition for normal cheese sauce💁♀️ ⠀ Japanese are shocked from all sexy streets, but still spend there every weekend. ⠀ Chinese don't understand why all asians don't speak mandarin😱 ⠀ Expats from Netherlands gave up finding good bread, so they make it themselves ⠀ German old ladies are protesting, because they aren't allowed to suntan topless ⠀ French lost hope of finding good wine ⠀ Only russians never give up. They are happy of having Sangsom on the beach and burn under the sun to the crab color. ⠀ ⁉️What would you miss if you live in Thailand? Let's imagine that. Don't be shy to drop a line in comments instead of writing me direct messages 🙈 The end!
Some had regular care packages from home. Some had security blankets. What got you through your programme from admission to graduation? . . . Leave your fears or real life degree nightmare in the comments below. . . . #medicine #law #engineering #nursing #physicaltherapy #occupationaltherapy #alliedhealth #alliedhealthprofessionals #alliedhealthcare #prelaw #premed #preengineering #roadtolicensure #internationalengineeringeducation #internationallaweducation #internationalmedicalgraduate #internationallawgraduate #internationalengineeringgraduate #internationalmedicaleducation #expatprofessionals #expatlife #expatproblems #foreigngradproblems #internationallytrainedlawyers #internationallytrainedprofessionals #internationallytrainedengineers #internationallytraineddoctors
[Lost in Transition] [Ri-trova la tua direzione] 🇮🇹 🍃I cambiamenti nella vita sono inevitabili e di conseguenza anche sentirsi instabili lo è. Che si tratti di un cambio di lavoro, l’inizio o la fine di una relazione, l’inizio di una nuova famiglia o un trasferimento in una nuova città o Paese, le transizioni fanno parte dell’esperienza umana, ma spesso può essere difficile adattarsi. ⭐Sia che l’evento trasformativo sia desiderato o no, previsto o inaspettato, non c’è dubbio che il periodo di adattamento a una nuova serie di circostanze sia, a volte, complicato. I modi con cui si affronta questo processo variano da persona a persona ma è sicuro che possiamo lavorare sul nostro mindset per viverlo con più consapevolezza. 🌷Con "Lost in Transition" ti propongo un percorso per riconnetterti con il tuo ritmo, la tua musica interiore. Insieme a me muoverai i passi giusti per trovare un nuovo equilibrio. Presto il mio nuovo sito sarà online e se vorrai, potrai trovarvi maggiori informazioni. 🇬🇧 🍃Changes in life are inevitable and, as a result, so is feeling unstable. Whether it is a job change, the beginning or end of a relationship, the start of a new family or a relocation to a new city or country, transitions are part of the human experience, but can often be difficult to deal with. ⭐With any big change (no matter if it is planned or unplanned, expected or unexpected) there is no doubt that the adaptation phase will be complicated. The ways in which this process is dealt with is managed differently from person to person but it is sure that we can work on our mindset to live better this process. 🌷With "Lost in Transition" I will help you reconnect with your inner music, your own rhythm. You will make the right steps to find a new balance. Soon, my new website will be online and, if you want, you'll find further details.
I love my life abroad. 🙂 Over ten years I moved abroad. A few days after my prom I took my first plane alone. 😐 Since then I've lived in four countries and have learned to speak six foreign languages + to teach some of them. 🛸🎆 Now, after ten years abroad I also notice I would like to move home eventually. 😕 💢Expat life is very exciting and about traveling learning new things. But after having done it three times already it makes you a little exhausted. 😥 💢It's not easy to integrate in a new country: to learn a new language, to find work and new friends ... 😵 👍 However, although I will eventually move back to Germany until then I will enjoy the rest of my life abroad: movies without dubbing 🎞️, to live in a big city with subway 🚋 and languages I usually cannot speak at home. 🌐🙂 #abroad #teachabroad #livingabroad #travelabroad #workabroad #lifeabroad #yearabroad #liveabroad #goabroad #abroadlife #abroadeducation #expatblog #expatwoman #expatexplore #expats #expattravel #expatproblems #expat #expatlife #expatblogger #expatliving #languages #language #home #homesweethome #findfriends #instatravel #traveldeeper #successlife #success
"The bicycle is a simple solution to some of the world's most complicated problems." Odai loved getting around the neighbourhood on his new wheels today. As did Zaid.. just not as far or as quickly yet. 😊 • • • #RIDEON #expatbaggage #expat #expatlife #expatliving #expatfamily #expatblogger #expatwoman #expats #expatlifestyle #expatmom #expatkids #expatwife #expatproblems #expatteacher #expatslife #expatadventures #expatmama #expatdiaries #qatarexpat #canadianexpat #dohaexpat #documentyourdays #reallife #travelmakesusstronger
𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐠𝐨 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 “𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥” 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞, you free yourself up to let life unfold on its own. 👏🏻 You let go of trying to control every little detail, because in reality, you’ve never been in control.🤔 Trying to mold the external world to your liking doesn’t work, which is why it leaves you exhausted.🤬 Don’t count the days, make the days count. When you have something to look forward to, you have two options: Dread the time you have in between now and the big day.😫 Take some action each day to prepare for the big day.🤓 You have one life to live; 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭.
ON FRIDAY THE 13th of a Full Harvest Moon no less. 😏 The print version is finally available. #newbookrelease #memoir #indieauthors #indieauthor #paris #parisfrance #parisofthemiddleeast #instatravel #instagramers #expatlife #expat #expatliving #expatfamily #expatwoman #expatexplore #getstrong #getoverit #epilogue #saintgenevieve #ilsestlouis #placedesvosges #expatwoman #expatwomen #expatproblems #healing #healingjourney #healingyourself #healingtrauma #life #lifeafterloss #living https://www.amazon.com/Importance-Paris-Loves-Lies-Resolutions/dp/1733934618/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=cynthia+f+davidson&qid=1568375896&s=gateway&sr=8-1
My last post was all about finding meaning-providing SUBSTITUTES in your host country, for the things you’ve left behind back home (e.g. your job, hobbies etc)⠀ ⠀ There is a second step to this exercise that will make it even more powerful. Especially if you still feel a little stuck after step 1.⠀ ⠀ To find out what it entails, download my free self-coaching guide to Create a Fulfilled Life Abroad (first link in my bio!) I’ll guide you through the next steps on pages 7-8!⠀ ⠀ Wishing you a lovely weekend!⠀ xoxo⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #4pillarcoaching #expatlife #expatliving #lifeabroad #livingabroad #movingabroad #movingaway #expatwife #expatwives #expatwifelife #expatmom #expatmoms #expatmum #expatwoman #expatwomen #womenabroad #girlgoneinternational #internationalwomen #militarywifeproblems #expatproblems #livingabroadproblems #militarywifelife #cultureshock #homesick #missinghome #homeawayfromhome #camillaquintana #expatcoach #substitutes
“Ergens kaas van gegeten hebben.” The literal translation for this typical Dutch saying is “Have eaten cheese from somewhere.” This means that you know how to do something. Come and learn to speak the Dutch language >> visit our website for more of register, link in our bio ☝🏼 (Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay) . . . . #expatliving #expatfamily #dubaiexpat #expats #expatblogger #expatriate #expatexplore #expatlifestyle #expatriados #expatdubai #shanghaiexpat #expatriates #expativingsg #expatslife #frenchexpat #baliexpat #expatproblems #expatsg #dubaiexpats #expatadventures
𝐈𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞? Do you feel like you’re “sleep-walking” through life? Do you wish you had more freedom? Do you wish you had more adventure? Do you wish you had more time? Do you wish you had more love? Do you dread Monday mornings? If so, you’re far from alone. the sad thing is that most people go through life having never really experienced what life has to offer. What you need to understand is that everything holding you to a life you don’t want to live is a prison created by your own mind. That doesn’t mean you can just wish yourself into a new life, but it does mean that you can actively work towards living life to the fullest. 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬: If you want to stop asking “what is the meaning of life”, finding and living your purpose is not only something you can do, it’s something you must do. 𝐃𝐨𝐧'𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐍𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟! I’ve learnt, it’s that living your life will always mean leaving with uncertainty, you can never really predict and know what will happen to it. But at least you’ll be listening to your heart, making the most out of this life we were given and taking action towards whatever dream you have. Start creating your dreams! I’m here to help you, guide you and teach you! You’re never be left alone. @p_lifestyleunleashed
💰 Make sure you reclaim undue paid Brokerage fees! 💰 ✍🏼 I wrote 2 blog articles on this subject: ‘8 things you should know about brokerage fees’ and ‘5 steps to reclaim brokerage fees’. Link in Bio! @dutchnewsnl article September 11, 2019 . . . #lemontreelaw #whatthelaw #legal #legalservices #legaladvice #dutchlaw #law #legallyblonde #lawlife #Eindhoven #dutch #thenetherlands #realestate #laborlaw #expats #expatlife #expatliving #iamexpat #amsterdamexpat #expatlifestyle #expatblog #Expatproblems
If you want to try this amazing hair care range I’m giving away a gift box (swipe to see!) with a full size shampoo and conditioner in their weather protect range. 🎉To win just like this post and follow @vierrohairexpert and me, @thecareymum that’s it! You can tag a friend too if you want! . Winner announced at random on 26th September! . . . . Not one for blowing my own trumpet (😆😆😆) but I always get asked about my hair and which shampoo/conditioner I use! When I moved to Dubai last year my hair really suffered because of the different weather and water! I came across Vierro and it’s honestly changed my hair, without having to install a water filter which @thecareydad is over the moon about because it’s saved him money 🤪. . . ....And if you can’t wait till then vierro hair products are available in UAE supermarkets including Carrefour! . . . . #mydubai #vierrohairexpert #yourbeautyourscience #haircare #giveaway #dubaimama #dubaimoms #expatwoman #expatmum #dubaiexpats #expatproblems #dubaiproblems #hairgoals #winme #dubaigiveaway #mumsindubai #dubaimoms #uaemoms #uaemums #dubaimums #ladiesnightdubai #honestmotherhood #realhair #mumhack #longhairdontcare #winitwednesday #winme #win #dubaicompetition
Manchmal habe ich das Gefühl, dass ich unsere Zeit in China romantisiere „In Shanghai war alles einfacher und besser“. . Objektiv betrachtet - es war genauso schwer. Nur lagen die Hürden und Probleme an ganz anderen Stellen. . Das Einzige, das wirklich einfacher war, war Kontakte zu knüpfen. Man merkt deutlich, dass in Shanghai viel mehr Expats leben und es viel mehr Möglichkeiten gibt (durch Stammtische etc.), Anschluss zu finden. . Eigentlich ist es eigentlich, wo man neu beginnt. Denn gewisse Dinge sind, wenn man entsendet wird, meiner Meinung nach, am Anfang immer gleich. . 1. Der Kulturschock - für mich war dieser z.B. in Dubai viel größer als in Shanghai. . 2. Den Rhythmus finden - egal, wo man lebt, man muss seinen Rhythmus und seinen Alltag finden. . 3. Kontakte knüpfen - dies ist auch nicht immer eine leichte Aufgabe. . Auf welche Hürden und Probleme seit ihr am Anfang gestoßen? . . . #expat #expatwife #expatblog #expatlife #expatwomen #expatmom #expatliving #expatexplore #dubaiexpat #expats #expatriate #expatmum #expatproblems #expatdiaries #expatadventures #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggers #blogger_de
25 Tips & Tricks on Real Estate for Expats. We have a seminar/ workshop on Saturday September 14th at 3 PM, giving you the 25 TIPS AND TRICKS in 1 hour, so there are no secrets or hidden corners anymore to rent or buy a house. More info and register, but be quick it’s THIS weekend : link to this event in our bio ☝🏼 (Photo by Nick Scheerbart) . . . . #expatliving #expatfamily #dubaiexpat #expats #expatblogger #expatriate #expatexplore #expatlifestyle #expatriados #expatdubai #shanghaiexpat #expatriates #expativingsg #expatslife #frenchexpat #baliexpat #expatproblems #expatsg #dubaiexpats #expatadventures
Got out the house today, met a friend for coffee then did some actual shopping! Like I went to the mall and walked around - which if you know me; I don’t really like shopping, or being around loads of people, or spending money on stuff🤦🏼♀️ but stopped for lunch and even treated myself to a Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino, which is a little guilty pleasure I started back when I lived in the USA. 18 years ago I was living in New Jersey as an aupair. September 11th will always be a day that I remember and reflect on. I was 19 at the time and in total shock, terrified for my host parents who worked in the city and in some ways worried I might never get back home. It was a hectic time to be in USA at such a historic turning point in our history. Where were you on this day 18 years ago? #expat #livingabroad #lifeisajourney #lifeabroad #overseaslife #missinghome #expats #expatriate #expatblogger #expatexplore #livingawayfromhome #lifeawayfromhome #southafricansabroad #livingabroadadventures #expatwoman #expatfamily #expatproblems #expatliving #livingoverseas #adventuresabroad #allovertheworld #familyiseverthing #september11th #september112001 #neverforget911 #aupairinamerica #aupairlife #historicmoment #farfromhome #maternityleave
𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐢𝐭? 🤔 When I worked as an adult in my 9to5 job as a therapist, after a traumatic life event when my dad passed away, I realized something massive: I had made every move in my life based on what I thought others wanted or needed from me. I had made my choices based on what I thought was best for my reputation, or my friends...and never had I paused to ask myself "What do I really want and need, right now?"🙇🏼♂️ With that realization, I made a huge choice, that no one thought I make (terrifying for someone who relied on external validation his entire life). I moved to the other side of the world. Not only because of my partner living in Canada. He could have came easily to Germany, but I needed that restart. Living abroad was an "extreme" at the beginning to re-discover what mattered to me. What I could become. What I was worth. Especially in my profession while facing a lot of rejection abroad.👨🏼⚕️ A lot has happened since moving to Canada. My husband, Georges and I bought our own house. I started and grew this business to empower other like minded people to become free and a better version of themselves. Just being sick and tired of their job, feeling overqualified and not appreciated was apparently a normal thing I heard from friends. Beside that being exhausted and tired coming back from work and just need time to recover. 🤬 Living on my own terms now financially and having thousands of students in a community around the world is what I needed to become who I am today. I wouldn't be able to do it alone. 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨𝐬 @p_lifestyleunleashed 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐨
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[Fortsetzung] Ich wurde oft gefragt, wieso uns die Luftfracht so wichtig ist. Mein Mann hatte dort alles reingepackt, was wir für die ersten Wochen gebrauchen konnten- Geschirr, Töpfe, Handtücher, Bügeleisen, Staubsauger, restliche Sommerkleidung, Decken, Kopfkissen, Bettwäsche usw. Ich habe mich ewig geweigert, bestimmte Dinge zu kaufen, damit wir sie nicht doppelt und dreifach haben. Aber irgendwann ging es nicht mehr anders. Als dann endlich am 31.08. die Luftfracht ausgeliefert wurde, fehlten uns die Worte und ich konnte nur noch lachen. Von den 10 Kisten, waren eigentlich nur 2-3 wirklich brauchbar. Ich habe absolut keine Ahnung, was da schief gegangen ist. Wir haben zwar keine Sommerkleidung, aber dafür unsere komplette Harbin-Winterausstattung hier 🤣. . Fazit: wäre die Luftfracht früher gekommen, hätte sie uns bis auf die Bettdecken und das Geschirr absolut gar nichts gebracht 🤣. So viel zum Thema gut organisiert. . Mittlerweile haben wir all unsere Sachen. Am Sonntag kam unsere Seefracht. Auch hier zeigte sich, dass die Chinesen wahre Meister sind - Nicht. Grob waren jede 2-4 Kiste von unseren 85 Stück falsch beschriftet. So fanden sich in Karton mit der Beschriftung Bath Items, ausschließlich Schuhe 🤦🏼♀️ noch Fragen? Die Kisten wieder neu zu sortieren usw. kostete uns einige Zeit. Aber wie gesagt, soweit haben wir nun alles ein- und aufgeräumt. Auch bürokratisch ist soweit alles erledigt. Rückblickend ging eigentlich alles recht schnell. Wir haben alles mehr oder weniger komplett innerhalb von ca. 6 Wochen erledigt 💪🏻. . Jetzt können wir endlich in unseren neuen Heimat ankommen ❤ . Das Einzige, womit wir uns noch etwas schwer tun, ist Anschluss zu finden und Kontakte zu knüpfen. Das war in Shanghai definitiv einfacher und unkomplizierter. Aber auch das wird sich sicherlich in den nächsten Wochen finden. . War es bei euch auch so chaotisch? . . . #expat #expatwife #expatblog #expatlife #expatwomen #expatmom #expatliving #expatexplore #dubaiexpat #expats #expatriate #expatmum #expatproblems #expatdiaries #expatadventures #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggers #blogger_de
I love thinking outside the box and looking at a situation from different angles! (My studies, International Relations, were essentially about mastering that skill and I dare to say it’s a superpower of mine ⚡️⚡️☺️☺️)⠀ ⠀ So today I wanna talk about FINDING SUBSTITUTES in your host country for the job or activities your couldn’t bring there with you.⠀ ⠀ 1️⃣ Step 1: Finding Direct Substitutes⠀ ⠀ What gives a sense of meaning to YOU is highly individual. There is no better or worse purpose-providing activity to pursue as long as it provides you with the following: ⠀ 1) JOY ⠀ It motivates and excites you, you could talk about it for hours ⠀ 2) ACCOMPLISHMENT ⠀ It’s a challenge, it helps you grow, it makes you feel proud of yourself ⠀ 3) IMPACT⠀ There’s a sense of importance or urgency. If you didn’t do it, you would be missed or you would miss it.⠀ ⠀ So let’s brainstorm together, shall we!? 👏⠀ ⠀ Q: Could you learn a special skill that could benefit you in future - professionally or personally? ⠀ ⠀ Q: Could you find work locally thanks to some special skills or languages of yours - even if it’s unrelated to your previous work?⠀ ⠀ Q: Could you start your own business? What do they have in your host country that they could use back home? Or vice versa?⠀ ⠀ Q: Could you “upgrade” being a housewife / mom? Could you take cooking/home economics classes? Learn a craft? Get more involved in your kids’ schools? Teach your kids something? ⠀ ⠀ Q: Human connection is very fulfilling and nurturing! Can you make new friends? Get closer to existing acquaintances? What initiatives can you take (invitations, organizing a group activity, starting a club....)⠀ ⠀ (Stay tuned for Step 2️⃣ tomorrow!)⠀ ⠀ Which of these questions got you most excited? What could provide YOU with a sense of Joy, Accomplishment and Impact in your host country? Let me know in the comments! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #4pillarcoaching #upgradeyourlife #upgradeyou #lifeabroad #livingabroad #movingabroad #marriedabroad #expatwife #expatwoman #expatwomen #expatwifelife #expatproblems #expatlife #militarywife #militarywifelife #travelingwife #trailingspouse #expatmom #expatmoms #expatfamily #expatmum #expatmums #camillaquintana
[Outside the box] [Esci dagli Schemi] 🇮🇹 💚Outside the Box è il mio servizio base. Dopo aver seguito il corso L.1 di Points of You, ho aggiunto un altro strumento alla mia cassetta di attrezzi da utilizzare nelle sessioni di Coaching. L'uso di queste carte ha arricchito notevolmente e diversificato il percorso delle mie clienti. 🌱Queste carte, strumento associativo e visivo, sono di facile utilizzo. Ognuna raffigura un'immagine fotografica e un argomento espresso con una parola. 🌿Il punto chiave del metodo è l'interazione tra l'emisfero destro, la metà intuitiva, creativa ed emotiva del cervello, e l'emisfero sinistro, focalizzato sulla logica e sull'analisi. Ciò si verifica quando guardiamo una fotografia e una parola allo stesso tempo. 🔌La stimolazione simultanea dei due emisferi crea una "lotta" tra lato emotivo e razionale, "cortocircuitando", momentaneamente, i vigili meccanismi di difesa della nostra mente, dandole così una breve tregua dalle idee preconcette che abbiamo su come le cose “dovrebbero” essere e spostando il nostro punto di vista. 💚Ho concepito questo breve percorso, che troverete spiegato in dettaglio nel mio nuovo sito che uscirà a breve, per facilitare le mie clienti nello sviluppo di un argomento specifico che crea dubbi o incertezze nella loro vita o che desiderano approfondire e guardare da altri punti di vista. 🇬🇧 [short version] 💚Outside the Box is my entry-level service. I started to successfully use the Points of You cards with my clients after attending the L.1 course. 🌱Each of these cards, an associative and visual tool, depicts a photographic image and a topic. 🌿A cornerstone of the Points of You® method is the interaction between the right brain, the intuitive, creative and emotional half, and the left brain, focused on logic and analysis. The photograph stimulates our right brain while the word activates the left brain. 🔌The simultaneous stimulation of the two hemispheres allows our mind to open up to new places inside ourselves. 💚I have conceived this short path, which you'll find in my new website, to facilitate clients who want to develop or deepen a specific topic.
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Homesick💔 I’ve been fortunate (read: spoiled) to be able to travel back to Albania every summer for the past 10 years😍 but this is the second consecutive summer I miss, and it stings a little😓 Now, to make things a little less dramatic: I did go back with Amelia in March and visited with family for over a month ...but it’s not quite warm enough in March to go the beach😬 #expatproblems . . . #expatlife #expatlifestyle #expatmom #albania #visitalbania #travel #travelgram #explorealbania #albanianlifestyle #shqiperi #shqiperia #mediterranean #mediterraneansea #momswhowander #wanderlust #thingstodoinalbania #beachvibes #travelblog #travelblogger #europe #balkan #womenwhowander #homesick #southerneurope #saranda #ksamil #vlore #visitksamil
𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫? Or do you take others as well under consideration? Does it mean you will get anything beneficial out of it? There are so many ways you can be of help and value to others just by being yourself! It is something the world desperately needs. Take the courage, take YOURSELF and make not only your life impactful but fulfill it by sharing your helping hand. When you sit in an old age in your chair, thinking about life, how would you describe your life to yourself? ⬇️Leave a comment 📣 Tag a friend to share the helping bond 🙆♂️
Mittlerweile sind wir schon einen guten Monat in Dubai und haben eigentlich alles geklärt. Die letzten Wochen waren anstrengend für mich. Ich habe geflucht, geweint, war sauer, hatte die Schnauze richtig voll und wäre am liebsten nach Deutschland zurückgeflogen. . Wir hatten einfach ganz andere Erwartungen an unseren Start hier als in Shanghai. Keine Sprachbarriere - internationale Stadt mit vielen Expats - irgendwie dachten wir, es wird einfacher werden. Der Start war vor allem für mich schwer. Ich saß mehr oder weniger fast 3 Wochen in unserem Übergangsapartment fest und dass schwanger, am letzten Ende der Palme und ohne die Möglichkeit mal zu Fuß in ein Café gehen zu können. Ich kam mir vor wie ein Hamster im Rad. Die ersten Tage war das noch für mich okay, aber irgendwann spielte der Kopf nicht mehr mit. Zwar hatten wir super schnell eine Wohnung, aber da Feiertage waren und auch noch viel Bürokratie zu erledigen war, konnten wir nicht umziehen. Das machte es für mich umso schwerer. Ich wollte einfach ankommen und sah nur noch die Arbeit, die noch auf uns zukam. Gleichzeitig merkte ich auch, dass mich die Schwangerschaft immer mehr anstrengte und bekam Panik, ob wir das zeitlich vor der Geburt alles überhaupt noch packen. Da spielten mir definitiv die Hormone einen Streich. Denn Objektiv betrachtet hatten wir nach 2 Wochen schon viel geschafft. Wir hatten eine Wohnung, die wir in der Zeit nahezu komplett möbliert hatten. Ein großer Teil der Bürokratie lief auch schon. Das Einzige, was richtig nervte, war, dass die Luftfracht nicht kam. Wir wurden ständig hingehalten mit Versprechungen, der Termin verschob sich 5 mal und es wurde immer nur auf Nachfrage reagiert. Tatsächlich landete die Luftfracht am selben Tag in Dubai, wie unsere Seefracht... [Fortsetzung folgt]. . . . #expat #expatwife #expatblog #expatlife #expatwomen #expatmom #expatliving #expatexplore #dubaiexpat #expats #expatriate #expatmum #expatproblems #expatdiaries #expatadventures #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggers #blogger_de
Yesterday I talked about 3 common mindset pitfalls that are holding you back from making more of your life abroad.⠀ ⠀ “Identity” is a major issue for many women that moved abroad following their partners. But your identity is merely a story you’re telling yourself. Yes really! It could be a success story, a romantic one, a hopeful or a hopeless one. But it’s just a story, either way.⠀ ⠀ Let me share a few typical identity storylines - related to finding meaning and purpose abroad - of my clients (I’ve sure thought one or the other myself!)⠀ ⠀ 🙅♀️ “I could never find a good job in my host country”⠀ ⠀ 🙇🏻♀️ “If I don’t find a job here I won’t feel worthy of the respect of my spouse or others”⠀ ⠀ 🤷🏾♀️ “I’ve never been the type to (do this or that)”⠀ ⠀ 🙋🏽♀️ “All of my friends are doing this (so I should too)”⠀ ⠀ 💁🏻♀️ “I had this great idea but it wouldn’t be possible”⠀ ⠀ 🤦🏼♀️ “I feel like a failure because I was supposed to be this and that by now”⠀ ⠀ We all are wired to jump to conclusions like that and to turn our fears and insecurities into a whole story. By constantly worrying about who we are, who we’d like to be or who we are expected or perceived to be, we’re actually building a cage around ourselves that not only makes it hard to break free, but also to even see beyond the bars!⠀ ⠀ 🌈 There are infinite possibilities out there. ⠀ ✨ There are infinite reframes to your story.⠀ ⚡️ There are infinite sudden turns of events, forces majors, pleasant or unpleasant surprises that could change your story in a single instant.⠀ ⠀ So think about yours and ask these 4 questions:⠀ ⠀ 1) What are the stories you tell yourself about why you can’t pursue your dreams? About why you can’t improve an unsatisfying situation?⠀ ⠀ 2) Can you absolutely know that your story is the full truth? (If the answer is ‘yes’, please think again 😉) ⠀ ⠀ 3) If fear and money weren’t an issue, what kind of work / activities would you pursue that would give you a sense of meaning and purpose? 4) What’s holding you back from acting on question number 3? ———- I’d love to hear your story! Please comment below or DM me. ———- Happy Tuesday!
Where am I going now? We spent nearly this entire year thinking about, planning and preparing for this move. We've moved. We've been here for exactly 51 days today. And even in these 51 days we've packed so much in it has been hard to keep a thought in my head long enough to do anything with it. Like finding a home, renting a car, furnishing a home, registering for schools, back to school shopping, potty training, starting new jobs, getting new bank accounts, cell phone plans, internet, maybe make a friend or two... Trust me when I tell you that these things didn't happen in one go or one trip to the mall! I'm not complaining, just taking it all in as I grab my cape from my closet each and every morning. 😉 But I have found myself in a somewhat heightened state of "what's next?"... So, WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'VE ARRIVED AT YOUR DESTINATION??? : For me, PRESENCE is what it's all about. I feel like I've been living in the future for so many months. Now it's time to appreciate the present. ♡ • • • #Tuesdaythoughts #expatbaggage #expat #expatlife #expatliving #expatfamily #expatblogger #expatwoman #expats #expatlifestyle #expatmom #expatkids #expatwife #expatproblems #expattravel #expatteacher #expatslife #expatadventures #expatmama #expatdiaries #expatmoms #expatgenius #qatarexpat #canadianexpat #dohaexpat #documentyourdays
We need to take stock of where we are, acknowledge our #feelings and #accept ourselves as we are, before we can move forward, #change and #grow. We can #heal, #love and have #healthy #relationships with #selfacceptance. #counselling and #onlinecounselling can #help support you in your #journey. "The curious paradox is that, when I accept myself as I am, then I can change" ~Carl Rogers #insidematterscounselling #seasons #selfhelp #breakthrough #expatproblems #livefree #truth #relationshipcounselling #coupletherapy #coaching #movingforward #traveler
“The grass is greener where you water it.” 🌿🚰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is a quote I mention often in my coaching sessions with #globalnomads and it’s one I know I’ve also mentioned on here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But we are so programmed to see what’s missing and to automatically think that the grass is greener elsewhere that it’s a message that deserves repeating. 🗯 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The grass always looks greener elsewhere because you’re unaware of the negatives or mundane day-to-day of living or working elsewhere. Or it might look greener for your friends because you only see their social media highlights and not the behind the scenes of #reallife (and the grass also looks greener when you use a filter) 🧐 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, how can you work to water the grass where you are right now? In the life you live? The place you live? The job you work in? Let me know what comes to mind in a comment 👇 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Sometimes we DO need to make big changes. If you’re 110% sure that you do, that’s also ok! But do know that the watering can will be waiting for you there too.] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 at the lake in my neighborhood—taking walks is one of the ways I water the grass wherever I’m calling home . . . . . #selfcareseptember #globalnomads #expatlife #expatliving #expatriates #immigrant #crossculturalliving #mindsetshift #thegrassisgreenerwhereyouwaterit #seattle_igers #expatquotes #expatwoman #shouldistayorshouldigo #hardchoices #chchchanges #expatteacher #expatwife #expatproblems #repatriation #reversecultureshock #intentionalexpat #thrivingabroad
. “Mientras estuve en Alemania, mis sentimientos estaban a flor de piel, porque era un país nuevo. Por un tiempo me sentí nervioso y un poco deprimido. Lo bueno es que aprendí de esos tiempos y mejoré. Lo que me hacía feliz era estar con mi familia porque ellos me conocían por dentro” . Esto lo escribió el pequeño de la foto, mi hijo menor. (El texto completo esta en mis stories) . Mis hijos son #thirdkulturekids o #niñosdelaterceracultura, han estudiado en tres idiomas distintos y aunque el español es su idioma materno, se desenvuelven con soltura en Inglés y en alemán. Si es el caso de sus niños, sabrán que estos chicos enfrentan desafíos distintos a los de los demás y que esos no pasan solo por el idioma. . Hoy, mi hijo decidió escribir sobre Alemania, me sorprendió la forma tan honesta con la que pudo verbalizar sus pensamientos. . A veces la vida de expatriado parece una aventura llena de maravillosos viajes e interminables vacaciones, pero este texto refleja bastante bien lo que significa adaptarse a un entorno completamente nuevo. Si algo nos dejarán estos años será la resiliencia, porque el empezar de cero cada vez cala hondo en el espíritu de un niño. . Me alegró saber que somos su refugio,su lugar seguro, ese sitio donde nunca se siente extranjero, ajeno o nuevo. . Hoy me movió el corazón. . . . . #tkk #thirdkulturekid #thirdkulture #expatchallenge #expatproblems #expatblessings #myboyisawesome #proudmum #mamaorgullosa #expatmum #expatmom #mamaexpatriada #mamiexpat #expatriadosenalemania #honestmotherhood #mynameisma #expatlife #expatliving #livingabroad #livingabroadwithkids
If you can't tell, we're feeling much more settled. This past weekend was even IKEA free! 😂 Just enjoying making this feel like our home (video games and all). P.S: We are all in L♡VE with this carpet... from Ikea... 😊 • • • #expatbaggage #expat #expatlife #expatliving #expatfamily #expatblogger #expatwoman #expats #expatlifestyle #expatmom #expatkids #expatwife #expatproblems #expattravel #expatteacher #expatslife #expatadventures #expatmama #expatdiaries #expatmoms #expatgenius #qatarexpat #canadianexpat #dohaexpat #documentyourdays #reallife #travellife #travelingfamily #travelwithtoddlers #travelmakesusstronger
So ein Umzug ins Ausland bringt viele Hürden mit sich. Bevor es für uns Ende Dezember 2017 nach Shanghai ging, hatten wir noch einen Look & See Trip im November, den wir schon dazu nutzen eine Wohnung zu suchen und ein paar bürokratische Dinge (medical Check etc.) abzuarbeiten. Denn wer gut vorbereitet ist, der hat natürlich einen super easy Start - dachten wir. Ich hielt meinem Mann die Wochen vor dem Umzug den Rücken frei, arbeitete Listen ab und sortierte Dinge, die in die Fracht sollten vor. Am 21.12. wurde dann die Luft- und Containerfracht gepackt. Was für eine Erleichterung - wieder ein Punkt auf der To-Do Liste abgehakt und nur noch 5 Tage bis zum Abflug. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt hatten wir allerdings beide kein Visum und Chris auch keine Arbeitserlaubnis, aber gut verpackte Fracht auf den Weg nach Shanghai - versteht sich 😂. Am 22.12. saßen wir auf dem Konsulat, um im Eilantrag unsere Visa zubekommen. Während wir uns den Tag in Frankfurt vertrieben, bekamen wir den Anruf „Der Deal mit dem Landlord ist geplatzt“ - 💪🏻 keine Wohnung, Visa noch in Bearbeitung, aber die Fracht ist gepackt 🤣. Das war der Moment, in dem ich entschied, gar nichts mehr zu planen und einfach abzuwarten, was in China passiert. . In Shanghai selbst muss ich sagen, dass die Bürokratie zwar relativ kompliziert und undurchsichtig, aber im Groben und Ganzen sehr schnell erledigt war. . Ich glaube, jeder Expat hat so eine Situation mindestens einmal schon erlebt. Die Leute denken, dass alles super easy ist, weil die Firmen alles organisieren usw., aber in der Realität regiert leider oft das Chaos und die Organisation findet nur auf dem Papier statt 😜. . War euer Umzug auch so chaotisch? Morgen werde ich euch von unseren Umzug nach Dubai erzählen. . PS: Zum Thema Bürokratie werde ich noch einmal separat schreiben. . . . #expat #expatwife #expatblog #expatlife #expatwomen #expatmom #expatliving #expatexplore #dubaiexpat #expats #expatriate #expatmum #expatproblems #expatdiaries #expatadventures #blog #blogger #blogging #bloggers #blogger_de #blogs #germanblogger
The 4-Pillar Training Series continues with the 4th Pillar: MEANING & PURPOSE! (Scroll down to see the training about the other 3 pillars, which I’ve posted before the summer). ⠀ ⠀ Today’s topic is: ⠀ How the wrong ✨MINDSET✨can hold you back from making the most of your life abroad:⠀ ⠀ 🚫 1st Mindset Pitfall: Settling for less⠀ ⠀ This is especially relevant when you’ve been living abroad for a while and are all settled in... but the meaning-puzzle piece is still missing. It’s so easy to “keep busy” and convince yourself that you wouldn’t have time to look for something else anyway. But the difference between being busy and being fulfilled is huge!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🚫 2nd Mindset Pitfall: Feeling discouraged ⠀ ⠀ We talk a lot about “finding meaning and purpose” and maybe you looked and searched but nothing has come up. Actually, meaning & purpose are not hiding somewhere waiting for you to find them. You can create them for and by yourself! ⠀ ⠀ How? By engaging in activities that provide you with a sense of accomplishment, of importance, of making a difference. ⠀ ❓What do you really, really like doing, even if you haven’t done it for a while?⠀ ❓What have you always wanted to do but never did?⠀ ❓What would you recommend a good friend who’s moving abroad that she should do?⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🚫 3rd Mindset Pitfall: Identity Crisis⠀ ⠀ So many of my clients have previously worked in a career they cannot pursue in their host country (think: lawyer). If that’s your case, it may seem like you’re doomed and that everything you could do would be settling for less. But is it really? Maybe opening yourself up to new possibilities and endeavors could grant just as much meaning to you! Identity is a fluid concept and should never hold you back from evolving. Be open to reinventing yourself if it serves you!⠀ ⠀ ✨✨✨REMEMBER THIS✨✨✨: Your life is not a coincidence. Neither is the fact that you live abroad. You are on this Earth and in that country on purpose and with a purpose. It’s up to you to find it or to create it! ⠀ ⠀ I will go into more detail in the coming days! 👉 Let me know which of these mindset pitfalls resonates most with you?
Oh là là! I’ve just passed through an emotional hurricane 😬🤯 💁🏼♀️long story short...last weeks I was dealing with a tricky legal issue (in a foreign country, with 3 other countries involved😱...#expatproblems...and it’s not even the end yet, so 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 for me😊), . . AND secondly I was so in pain with my freaking empathy 🙍🏼♀️about how things can go wrong for some people, and even influence some others life🤦🏼♀️, and even life of innocent pets 🐶... tbh still found it sad 😔, because I’ve told about it years ago🤷🏼♀️... . . So if you’re in an emotional and hyper stressful phase of your life 🌚 just remember to stay strong 💪, to believe in the best 🧚🏻♀️, to do the maximum 🦹🏼♀️ (even if it’s not your responsibility), to never ever forget about self care 💆🏼♀️, and to be your own best friend, be kind to yourself ! And EVERYTHING WILL BE 💃 ALL RIGHT 💎 as it is for me right now 😉 . . 💁🏼♀️Personally I believe that everything is temporary in this life #thistooshallpass, somethings seems to be so sad and painful, but later it always turns to be something very positive, especially if you continue to move forward! Sending you lots of good vibes 💗 my dearests And btw how do you handle emotional tsunamis 🙈? Let’s help each other with nice advices and tips 🥰 ❤️follow @fromwintertotropics if you like this post #kosamui #samui #itsokeynottobeokey #beyourownbestfriend #mysamui #samuilife #samuiphoto #restoring #selfcarefirst #empowerment #howtohandlestress #thisislife #itwillbeok #advancedselfie #portrait_captures #portrait_perfection #portvisual #portraiturepros #soulsofportraits #repostmyportrait #shadowportrait #theworldofportraits #portraits_today #grlpwr #empathproblems #empathlife #empatheticsoul #empathic
It’s a gray and rainy today in Berlin. Here are some of the colors of Morocco to brighten your day! . . . #souks #souksofmarrakech #designinspiration #designinspo #marrakech #iheartmarrakech #ilovemarrakech #marrakech #girlgi #girlgoneinternational #travel #womenwhotravel #expat #expatadventures #expatfriends #expatlife #expatlifestyle #expatliving #expatproblems #expatwomen #americansabroad #nevercominghome
You are invited for a special moment at OGER in Amsterdam on the P.C. Hooftstraat on Friday evening, September 27th. Only and especially for our Expat gents, Expat Center and OGER are opening the doors for: fine drinks and luxurious finger food, the latest fashion trends, professional personal advice and networking for a great start of a successful new business season. More info and register: >> our website link is in our bio ☝🏼 . . . . #expatliving #expatfamily #dubaiexpat #expats #expatblogger #expatriate #expatexplore #expatlifestyle #expatriados #expatdubai #shanghaiexpat #expatriates #expativingsg #expatslife #frenchexpat #baliexpat #expatproblems #expatsg #dubaiexpats #expatadventures
[nuovo sito web] [new website] 🇮🇹 A breve, il mio nuovo sito sarà pronto per il lancio nell'etere. Il lavoro fatto con @alchimiadellaparola è stato molto intenso e ci ha tenuto a lungo in stretto contatto. Com'è nata la collaborazione con Alessia? Dopo avere realizzato che, in maniera molto naturale, la categoria di persone che stavo intercettando stava cambiando di tipologia, ho cominciato a pensare che avrei dovuto rivedere la mia idea di business e, di conseguenza, la strategia di comunicazione. Navigando nei vari gruppi FB cui appartengo, alla ricerca di una donna che m’ispirasse, mi appare lei, con il suo sito dai colori molto personali, dall'atmosfera incantata e misteriosa e da una professionalità a 360°, rara da incontrare nel settore. La nostra chiacchierata su skype, ha confermato quello che avevo già intuito e che traspariva dal suo sito: era lei la persona con la quale avrei potuto intraprendere questo percorso di “ridefinizione” del mio business. 😍 Il processo di re-branding ha portato nuove idee e visioni, aperto nuove strade e un ruolo professionale più specifico. Prossimamente ne vedrete il risultato e spero sia di vostro gradimento. Sono Alessandra, Transitional&Expat Coach e anche altro...lo scoprirete presto! Stay tuned! 🇬🇧[Short version] The work done with @alchimiadellaparola was very intense. How did the collaboration with Alessia come about? After realizing I was very naturally starting to address a different type of target customer, I started thinking that I needed to renew my business idea and, consequently, the communication strategy. When I found Alessia in a FB group, I was immediately impressed by the enchanted and mysterious atmosphere of her website (www alessiasavi.com) and by her 360-degree professionalism, uncommon in the sector. Our chat on Skype confirmed what I had already guessed: she was the right person! Such re-branding process has resulted in a new site launching very soon and in a more specific professional role: Transitional & Expat Coach. Soon, you'll see the results and I hope you'll enjoy it. I'm Alessandra, Transitional & Expat Coach and... more. You'll find out soon! Stay tuned!