• Re-entry is exhausting Let me say that again, just in case you missed it. Re-entry is exhausting! So many of my clients have said to me how tired they are, months after coming home. In fact it’s not at all uncommon for people to find themselves still struggling with fatigue 18 months in. I don’t say that to…
  • Uncertainty when living the expat life Will we stay, or will we go? My mind is on overdrive trying to think through all the eventualities. Is it worth the trip to the wholesalers to stock up on a 60 pack of toilet rolls (bathroom tissue if you’re North American reading this), or should i just pick up a 12 pack from…
  • Expat partner to global career Many women don’t relocate for their own career but follow a husband/partner abroad for his career development, whilst putting their own career on the back burner. As the accompanying partner, we invest all our energies into recreating a home, settling our children and managing the expectations of the family and friends we leave behind. In…
  • Why was moving home so hard? I cried a river before leaving my home of 5 years in Doha. It started 6 months earlier than my departure date when we downsized our accommodation in preparation for our transition. This was the beginning of our new normal that I wasn’t actually ready for. However, timing was right for our two youngest to…
  • How do I find the best mover for an international move? They say moving house is in the top 5 most stressful things you can do in life. I believe for an expat, it is even more stressful than just moving to a new suburb. Not only are you packing up your entire life into cardboard boxes but you’re embarking on a journey to a new…