ExpatActually

About Me

Chances are your adventurous spirit or wanderlust soul landed you on this page, and I am so happy you are here! While living abroad is exciting, it can also be daunting and overwhelming. Deep breaths, hun. Deep breaths. I am here to help you navigate the rollercoaster of expat life and find joy in traveling. You better believe, planting roots on foreign soil comes with all the emotions!

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I am a globe-trotting momma who craves new experiences and finding purpose in every day. My two boys were born in separate countries (US & Singapore), and we now live in Germany. The past four years have brought a tremendous amount of happiness, turmoil, and changes that would make your head spin. But those bone-chilling, life-altering moments...? It's all worth it! From seeing ColdPlay in Bangkok and watching my kids swim with wild penguins in South Africa, to tossing a line in a remote fishing village in Vietnam and almost losing a child to the Arctic Ocean in Iceland (whew!) I am beyond grateful for this wild ride! As a couple, we've traversed almost 40 countries and our sons have tasted the air and felt the Earth of 25 of those during their young lives.

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Have babies? Will travel! Toddlers? No problem. I will walk you through every step of tantrums in a big city and ultra-budget planning to sleeping arrangements and Tetris-style packing for the whole family! I got you.

I said YES to the ringleader of our chaos eleven years ago. Since then, we've lived in four, US states and two additional countries. Heck, we slid into our first international move when our eldest was 16 months old and I was six months pregnant! I live for simplicity and connecting others. I want you to know there is purpose in life abroad. You have purpose in a foreign country. You do not exist to simply hold air. Whether you are single and struggling with finding your niche amongst new friends, career-driven and clawing your way through new cultural norms at work, or a trailing spouse searching for a fresh identity. You have purpose. You are here for a reason. I am here to help you dig in, make life run smoother, and have a little fun along the way.

It may take you all day to pay two bills. You may go to three different grocery stores, so you can finally tackle that shopping list...because, lost in translation is a real thing! So the next time someone asks what you do all day, proudly say "I'm an expat actually, and it's insanely hard work."

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