Category Archives: Expat Life

How To Survive Being An Expat

Originally posted on Living In Italy.Moving To Italy. Loving In Italy. Laughing In Italy.:
1. Appreciate Your Life Be thankful that you wake up alive each morning. Don’t take your situation for granted, most people never get the chance…

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…and he’s off!

This is real now.  While I knew he was leaving yesterday, it never occurred to me that he’d be flying over Syrian and Iraqi airspace… I guess I’m glad it didn’t occur to me until I woke up and looked … Continue reading

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Fighting Depression when Relocating

This has been an interesting topic to me – I have struggled with depression before and have found ways to manage it by monitoring my diet (cutting back on sugar!), getting enough rest and exercise and trying to nip it … Continue reading

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19 days ’til he flies off to Abu Dhabi

The past month has flown by – I feel like I have little spare time right now. I have been busy with: – Welcoming my youngest son home after a 2-year church mission to Mexico. It has been wonderful seeing … Continue reading

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Mitigating Culture Shock

Eliminating culture shock, I believe is virtually impossible.  However, knowledge is power and learning as much as one can on what to expect can certainly lessen the blow. When I was in my early 30s with three little kids, we … Continue reading

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