The Dark Side of Living Abroad

Moving abroad feels like you’ve died, but there’s no funeral and no-one talks about you being dead, and you’re somehow a little ghost floating around observing everyone else’s life while they pretend you don’t exist."

Tired of everyone thinking that travelling or moving abroad is all sunshine and coconuts, Leanne Ross and I got together (virtually) to discuss some of the challenges we’ve both faced while moving overseas.

Leanne emigrated to New Zealand a few years ago with her husband and son, while I've been relentlessly travelling around Asia for two years.

We talk about overcoming mental barriers, the challenges of moving abroad with a young child, how it’s impacted our careers and the problem of losing friends back home.

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