Thursday, March 10, 2016

Expat Feelings = Thankful + Overwhelmed


For the most part, I resist calling myself "expat spouse" because, like a tricky slip dress that I can't bring myself to wear, somehow it does not seem to fit. But reading up on being the "trailing spouse" really helps me realize that I'm not crazy to feel a melange of gratefulness, excitement, physical exhaustion, and anxiety over how I'm doing over here. I am aware of my blessings and opportunities, but now I'm allowing myself to admit (even if it's just to me and my husband) that some things can be tougher than I thought. The Wall Street Journal Expat Blog is a great resource - so many interesting, diverse stories from all over the world. Some of my favorites so far -

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