This week I have another Expat Wisdom post to share with you, and I have to say, it's one of the most insightful ones that I've shared. If you don't already know, the Expat Wisdom project is something I set up to share the stories of you guys: other expats around the world who have something valuable to say. Each month I invite a fellow expat to share their story and advice on this platform. This month I was lucky enough to have Cate from Incheon and Beyond write for me and share her story. Her writing is truly amazing, and she shares some very useful wellness tips as well. I hope you enjoy reading what she has to say as much as I did! “Well being: the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.” The late July humidity was expected but instantly concerning. Sweat stung our eyes as the automated glass doors of the Incheon International Airport closed behind my then boyfriend and I, the pace of these doors glacial, their glass faces fogging at the intersection of an air-conditioned terminal and the unforgiving Korean heat. Our clothes were a new level of damp. Any rational or coherent thought our jet-lagged brains attempted had already evaporated. Left in their exhausted wake were the hollows (at that point, crevasses) of other thoughts that once took up space: what’s going to help get us through this? What is perseverance? What is going on, team?
It's always been a dream of my husband and mine to live abroad. However, those dreams took a backseat once we got married and started a family. What was once our passion turned into watching other families achieve theirs on the American TV show House Hunters International. Still, we loved our life and had no regrets. We couldn't imagine doing something insane like moving to another country! Until opportunity came knocking and awoke the dream in us both.
A few weeks ago I was assigned some reading homework for my English class, and I found myself dying to write about it here! It was a piece called 'Mother Tongue' written by Amy Tan, and I found my brain going crazy making all these connections... because I could relate SO MUCH to this piece of writing, as I'm sure any other expat can.
Hi everyone! Welcome back to another post in the Expat Wisdom series! This week I'm really excited to share the expat story of Elina (@justsoelina), which is quite similar to my own. Her experiences are raw and real, and I think her advice could be very useful for any other teenagers going through a move. Here's a piece that she wrote for the Expat Wisdom project, I hope you enjoy it!
I wanted to create an online space where people can write about a life experience that impacted them, and share their advice with others from all across the world. An online community where we can reach people from all seven continents, and hear about each others own unique experiences and how we made it through them. It's called the #ExpatWisdom Project, and it's going to be amazing!
This week I have a little surprise for you, I have teamed up with Little Miss Honey to create a really fun and entertaining post for you guys! When we first talked about a collab, I was unsure what to do, as I didn't want to do something boring that you could find anywhere. I finally decided on an 'expat would you rather.' In this post, you will see several 'would you rather' questions, directed at expats, answered by both Little Miss Honey and me. I'll admit, some of these questions were really challenging, but we did our best to answer them all for you. Enjoy!