Let me tell you, this glacial transition toward being an expat is not about escaping reality, semi-retirement or joining Margaritaville. This move is a master-class on handling life.
For years, we were simple paycheck-earners, doing what we were told, cashing our checks, and living pretty well. Now, we’re co-CEOs in Expat Inc, and we’ve had to up our game when it comes to managing projects and people.
We were green as can be, on so many levels, when we started all this.
Had I ever had a house built before? Much less directing the project by email over 1,000 miles away, with people who don’t speak English as a first language, and [Read more…]