I’ve been an expat for almost 11 years on three continents, four countries, and five different cities. I am not going to lie; it’s been a lot of work. Expat life isn’t for sissies.
I’ve seen expats fail and I’ve seen them thrive. And, I’ve seen people who started off failing as an expat turn it around and be a complete global badass. But, I think what makes people ultimately thrive abroad is a little grit.
Successful expats are elastic. They persevere when the deck is stacked against them, and they make light of situations that aren’t always ideal. I find a little laughter can go a long way, and a lot of flexibility can make a lousy scenario easier to swallow.
The Bloom Theory is about being real, relatable, and resilient. I’m not afraid to discuss things that might be touchy or emotionally scary. I believe normalizing the crazy and alternative lifestyle that expats consciously decide to take on, makes non-expats realize we don’t always live the glamorous life they believe to be true from Facebook and Instagram posts. Yes, some expats have drivers and housekeepers, but some of us clean our own damn toilets.
I’m going to swear, and my words won’t be sugar-coated. I am here to share my views and experiences. You don’t have to agree, but I hope you can respect my theories. I am open to discussion, and I genuinely hope you will engage in conversation about the topics I discuss. I would love to know what you want to talk about, and I encourage you to join me on my journey to living my best global life.