Hi! I'm Patricia and you can learn a bit more about me in the very first episode. I'm a Brit with Sotho DNA.
I love to travel and have been doing the expat thing for about 10 years now.
Over the past decade I have learnt that I should have done some groundwork to prepare me for the highs and lows of moving to new places, it is a fantastic way to live but it can also be incredibly lonely.
After our 3rd move, I began to feel a little lost, I couldn't work and was unsure that my skills were still relevant. I saw an article on the BBC about working online and decided I had nothing to lose and slowly built up to being a VA.
I wasn't a great VA!!!
I took loads of online courses (some of them are still not completed) I got coaching but never really moved forward, I tried a lot of things and failed at a lot of things but kept moving forward.
In this time I learnt a lot about myself, what I need and my relationship its flux and flow.
Fast forward a few years and I have a growing online business and this podcast/platform.
Being an expat can be exciting and lonely so I've decided to join other expat podcasters in creating a community where we can talk about the ups and downs and how to create a business in different countries if that is what you feel you need to thrive.
So I realised my needs for a new location are a coffee shop where I can take my laptop.
A city that is walkable
Some sort of regular transport - my tip in most places is travel like a local!!
A dog-friendly place.
What do you need in a city to thrive?