Expat for 25 years – 11 countries, 4 continents, numerous moves, 3 TCK kids. 1 dog Kiwi and 1 cat Katze Charly
My career as an expat has provided me with a wide variety of jobs and experiences. Changing countries every 2 to 3 years forced me to reinvent myself quite often, and I have had my load of challenging moments and moves.
it is thanks to my lifestyle that I first realised I wanted to support trailing spouses and provided them with a unique relocation concept: the Expat-Buddy. I wanted to share my resources and knowledge and challenge the expat women in some areas that no one was really concerned about: the emotional side of life abroad.
Long story short my couple faced a traumatic experience during one of my most challenging relocations. I thought I could save it, and I tried for a decade. But in 2021, as we were meant to move again, I could no longer pretend I was happy.
I could no longer pretend that what happened in the past didn’t affect me. It did badly, and we mutually decided it was better to end our 25 years.
I am still an expat, an important part of my identity. I am lucky to be living in Spain, which is also where my kids study.