Lose the Routine – Live Abroad!

what am i doing here?
what am i doing here?
Most people live theirs lives day to day, by a routine.
Waking, working, eating, sleeping – by the clock. Sure, some people extend their daily routine with weekly or monthly ‘extras’ (swimming practice on Wednesdays, book club on the first Monday), but those quickly become routine life, too. Days, weeks, even months pass – we become robots in life -and we look back at a year asking yourself some questions:

    Where was the added value? What will I remember about this year?
    How would I do this year over again? Is it too late to do it now?
    How will I possibly find my one, true love?

After a couple years of asking yourself (or your friends/partner/spouse) these questions, you feel a growing desire to make a change. “I need a Big Change in life.” Your answer below.

How about when you’re an expat?
When you’re an expat, your old routines are gone. As an expat, you create new routine, but one by your choice. When you’re an expat, you begin a new life.
This is not to say an expat’s life is necessarily chaotic. In fact, in adjusting to life in a new country, you end many days feeling like “Wow, I really accomplished a lot today.” or “Well, that was memorable day!”
This website helps you better understand what it means to expat yourself. Go for it! – You have little to lose and everything to gain.

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An American who likes to move around. I now live on the eastern Canadian seaboard. My job? A stay-at-home dad for two cute but demanding bosses. My wife? Also cute; not so demanding. My wife and I both love travel. We met in South Korea, travelled across Australia, India, Europe and beyond. We lived in Czech Republic for four years. Many stories to tell and experience to share. If you let me, I will help you travel as we do. Enjoy.

2 thoughts on “Lose the Routine – Live Abroad!”

  1. I am so glad I found this website! I am going from Chicago to San Diego to get my Certification in English Language Teaching to Adults in a couple months then I’m off to wherever I want (I’m dreaming of Thailand). This decision was huge, I had to end a relationship, move in with family, etc – it’s been way more difficult than I thought it would be. I am trying to read positive things to keep the dread away and replace it with excitement. I’ve read several of your posts and I’m finding it very helpful. Thanks for doing this!

    1. Amie,

      I’m so glad you gave this comment! It’s a fantastic comment that sums up the rewards for the challenges: the excitement for the difficulties.

      For you or me or anyone, any time we have big changes in life, it can be difficult. I’ve found the best way to adapt is to (1) focus on why we’re dealing with this change and (2) enjoy the new experience with enthusiasm.

      Amie, you rock. Thanks again for the comment. And Congrats on working toward your CELTA cert!

      Keep in touch,

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