In this podcast we are going to explore how the expat woman is navigating in new and often unfamiliar territories. What strategies are these women using to bloom where they are planted? Come along as we peek into the fascinating expat world!
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!!