The Single Expat: you are now an extrovert – whether you like it or not (fake it ‘till you make it, baby!)

My sister Kate - The Single Expat - is sharing some of her insights into finding - nay!  - creating community wherever you go. The importance of having a community and a place where you can let your hair down and be yourself cannot be emphasized enough. This applies for all of us, but especially for singles as they don't come home to other people and are at…

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The Single Expat: Creating home – for the creature of habit who keeps uprooting her life

This week my sister Kate - The Single Expat - shares her advice for settling in and making a house/apartment/room a home as quickly as possible. Her advice is valid for anyone moving to a new place, not just for single expats. What she doesn't mention is that in addition to unpacking her suitcases and hanging her photos she also invests heavily in stocking up her kitchen. I've…

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Repatriation Part 2: Taxiing In, the First Few Months

Update - this is part 2 of a three part series. Click on links to read Part 1: Bumpy Landing and Part 3: Building Connections.Statistically it can take up to 18 months to feel settled after repatriating. Once things start to repeat (festivals, seasons) a feeling of familiarity sets in, at which point we begin to feel more at home. When returning to a place you know, this…

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