If like me, you refer to degenerative disc disease as ''DDD'', I'm guessing you're already in agony and Googling your pain is what led you to this post. If that's the case, let me say 2 things:
- I know you may have recently, for the first time in your life, wished you could just die and end the pain.
- There is a hope.
This was it, the culmination of the dream. We were trading in years of dusty labour for a lifetime of mountain air.
One day soon we'll be ready to dream again.
It is, after all, what expats do best. Read More
You're exhausted. You're exhilarated. You're depressed. You're ecstatic. You're beautiful. You're horrendous. You're giving. You have nothing left to give. You're happy. You're sad. You're everything and nothing all at once. You're something you've never been before. You're something no one could ever put into words. There's no time at all left for you, and yet you're EVERYTHING and EVERY MOMENT to someone. Read More
We expats (unabashedly? unwittingly?) use social media to promote and perpetuate the notion that living overseas is one big, happy escapade.
Checking out our feed, you'd think we do nothing but smile, travel, bask in the sun and sip on froufrou drinks.
You'd think the expat life is nothing but one big happy party.
And yet sometimes expats cry. Read More