Reasons For Moving Overseas

How Do You Explain Your Reasons For Moving Overseas?

What Your Well-Meaning Friends May Never Understand

When friends dare to ask why you’re even entertaining this crazy notion of moving overseas, what do you tell them?

Do you have a list of justifications ready to defend yourself… in the hope that it will help them understand what, in your mind, is a very logical decision?

I’ve been there. And, sometimes, it gets exhausting…

Maybe you tell them you’re looking for a better quality of life that just can’t be had where you are right now…

Or you want to be somewhere you can stretch your dollars farther and live more comfortably…

You might be in search of better weather (somewhere you can be at the beach and enjoy summer temperatures year-round)…

Or perhaps you tell them you’re tired of the fast pace of modern life and want to escape to a place that’s more laid-back and embraces more traditional values (and, hey, where you’ll be surrounded by more supportive, like-minded people)…

These are all top reasons soon-to-be expats tend to throw out when explaining their decision to leave behind their old home in search of a new life.

And, while we may all have different reasons for going overseas, I believe there’s one thing we all have in common. One main motivator that, through all the hassle we may get Continue reading