Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Where am I / Where am I Going?

Debating a move out of the country but wondering if you’re glamorizing living abroad as an extended vacation rather than a place to settle down? What to do? First, make sure to do on research into the country, lifestyle and the job market. Knowing what you’re getting yourself into is extremely important, it’s fun to jump, but make sure you have a safety net.

Find yourself people who have actually made the move successfully and ask their advice. There are websites like expatriates and travel tools online to educate yourself on the process.

Secondly, don’t just dream it; check it out, in person. It’s much easier to decide if you want to live in the country if you’ve actually been there, or more specifically, recently. Without really seeing the place in person, you can’t fully realize if it’s a place you’d feel comfortable living for an extended period of time.

Tip: It’s more economical and less stressful to travel abroad to check things out beforehand and realize that it might not be the desired move rather than having the epiphany after already drastically altering your life and then having to head home.

Now if you decide that this is what you really want to do, Cheerio to the old and Ciao to an adventure of a lifetime!

Photo: Wikimedia Commons


  1. The biggest thing about living abroad is realizing it's a different way of life, and once you get into that, you'll be ecstatic!

  2. It's a dream that I hope to make true one day and I'd be ready to fully embrace it!