What I wish I had known – #EXPATWISDOM – Rachael

What I wish I had known – #EXPATWISDOM – Rachael

This week I'm excited to share another post in the Expat Wisdom series with you! If you're familiar with my site, you'll know that each month I share the story of a fellow expat and get them to share a little for their 'expat wisdom' with this community. It's like having a little advice-sharing family online.  This month's contributor is Rachael Lynn, a fellow expat living in Dubai who has previously lived in NYC and Toronto. She just released her very own book, At Home Anywhere, which I'm looking forward to reading soon! If you enjoy this post (which I certainly did) you should grab a copy of her book. Having been an expat for over five years now, I still find it interesting to read other people's advice and reflect on how it could have changed my experiences. There are some great tidbits of advice in Rachael's post, that I will use the next time I move. I hope you enjoy the post!

Five things I love about my expatriate life

Five things I love about my expatriate life

Living as an expatriate can be daunting, lonely, and sometimes difficult. But most of the time it's exciting, opportunistic, and it's a new adventure each day. In this post, I want to share five things that I've been able to experience by becoming an expat and why they are so important to me. Let me know in the comments what the top reasons you like being an expatriate are!

I’ve been at school for 14 years – here’s my back to school advice

I’ve been at school for 14 years – here’s my back to school advice

In a couple of weeks I'm heading back to school for the last time - wow that sounds weird to say. I'm going to be a high school senior this year, and after spending fourteen years in school, I think I have some worthwhile advice to share with you. I'm a little bit of a nerd and I actually really like school, but that doesn't stop me from disliking the back to school season. I hate seeing the summer come to an end and I don't like saying goodbye to family who I don't see during the school year. However, once the school year is in full swing, I end up loving it. So, in this post, I want to share some of my top tips on how to make the back to school season a little less sad, and a tad more enjoyable. Also, before I get into the rest of this post I wanted to share a few announcements. Even if you are not a student heading back to school, this post will still be relevant for you! I share lots of organizational techniques here and I even created a free day planner which you can download at the end of this post. Also, starting from next week, I'm moving away from the boring 'back to school' content and taking a different approach to it in an exciting and highly relevant way, as the summer comes to an end and we all head back to school/work; so keep your eyes peeled for that! So, without further ado, here's the back to school advice I've got for you!

Running – The Breakdown

Running – The Breakdown

Running. For some, it brings joy (me!) and for others, they start shaking at the knees when they hear the words 'run' and 'mile' in the same sentence. My goal? To explain to you a few reasons why I love running, but more importantly to break it down for you and to encourage you to grab a pair of running shoes and get out to the track!