Reflections while chicken sitting

My sister Kate - The Single Expat - is back this week with musings on growing up as a TCK and how that still influences her today. All inspired by chicken sitting for a friend in Scotland and living off the land for a few weeks. She reflects on experiences growing up and how they impact her today and in the future. After decades in cities she is…

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Déjà vu

déjà vu/deɪʒɑː ˈvuː,French deʒa vy/ noun1. a feeling of having already experienced the present situation.Source: Oxford Languages  When your mind suddenly takes you back As expats we criss-cross the world, hopping between countries, languages and cultures. Saying hello and goodbye with unnerving regularity. Forever adjusting, absorbing, adapting. We become experts at landing on our feet and finding our balance quickly, wherever we go. Expecting the unexpected and prepared to…

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Dealing & healing after a friend moves away

Moving through the stages of grief, expat style Grief is part of life and as global nomads we sometimes experience loss in unexpected ways. A trusted friend moving away can be one of these. There are many more tragic and irreversible things to live through but if you worked hard to find a friend, becoming close faster than you would in a non-expat context, this experience can really…

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