Does it matter to you that your friends and family back home may be hurt to learn your prefer life as an expat?
Most expats are able to find something they enjoy about their overseas life. Some are miserable expats the whole time they’re there and that makes me sad for them, not because I think everyone should embrace an expat life, but because I think everyone should embrace life–wherever it may be.
But some expats actually prefer living overseas. Is this you? If so, do your friends and family back home know this? Some happy expats have no problem with shouting it from the rooftops, but others know how much it would upset their friends and family back home if they announced that they’d rather live overseas than at home.
My post over on Expat Focus this month, Do you prefer living overseas? explores what this means and I’d say keep checking back there because the comments on Expat Focus often provide quite an interesting conversation!
If you prefer living overseas, do your friends and family know? Will you just let them figure it out or will you say something to them? Does it worry you that they may be hurt? Do you find your anxiety about their feelings holds you back from sharing stories about your overseas life or do you just carry on in hopes that they’ll eventually adjust?
I’m curious, readers! Share your stories! Or your friends’ stories!