My boyfriend and I are in the process of relocating from Germany to the USA. As we start to sell our furniture and pack our boxes I am definitely getting a bit nostalgic! Living abroad almost seems like a part of who I am now. In 2009 I studied abroad in London, England. After I got the taste for expat life there was no turning back! Since then I have lived abroad in Germany (two times) and Dubai. But, my adventure of being an expat is almost over—at least for now!
Being an expat has been great, and I honestly feel so lucky to have experienced everything I have gone through. When people hear stories about me living abroad, they think my life is a constant adventure. They picture a life full of travel and positive experiences only. Yes, I have traveled to over 30 countries and got to experience many amazing things by living abroad. But, let me tell you, my first years being abroad were not easy and challenged me in so many ways I was not exactly prepared for!
So, I felt it was fitting to explain the pros and cons of living abroad from my experience over the past seven years. I do hope that this video paints a more realistic picture of what living abroad is really like! I also hope that this video will give any of you who want to live abroad a good idea of what to expect. I chose to talk about my top five pros and cons of living abroad. Of course there are many more things I could tell you about living abroad, so if you want to know more just reach out to me!
Everything in life has its ups and downs
If you are considering moving abroad, I wholeheartedly say, go for it! Living abroad definitely comes with its own set of challenges and you will go through a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. But, transitioning abroad—whether you are successful or not—is an experience that will ultimately help you grow, develop and see life through a new lens! Have questions about living abroad? Please reach out to me. I would be more than happy to help in any way I can!
To anyone reading this who is an expat, please share your pros and cons with me as well! You can either leave a comment below or get in touch with me on social media 🙂