Personally, I consider myself an expat. Many dictionaries explain the word “expat” as somebody who lives in a country different from the country he/she was born in. In my perception, an expat is a person who lived in different countries for a longer period of time (6 months+) and, in general, is able to live anywhere.
How does the life of an expat differ from the life of those guys from Instagram posting every week photos from new places and moving to new countries every month? This is the future perspectives. An expat plans to get married, get kids, build a house, have a wealthy life when he/she is old. You want and you can travel, but you also want to BUILD something, to be able to compare life in various countries and to choose a country for yourself. You may even decide to return to the country you were born in after many years – and you will not consider yourself a looser.
As a good fight for a better life requires more energy and brings more stress, it is easier for your psychology to help you being a looser than a fighter. You will usually think a lot about others saying you’re stupid and have no talent, or you may even agree with their position. In other words, while you feel so unhappy and powerless, your brain is just trying to “save you some stress”. Remember it and learn to keep your ears closed from time to time)) You‘re the only one who can estimate your power, talent and potential!
Try to look for “how to become successful” in Google. You will find a plenty of DO, DON’T, NEVER, ALWAYS… but you will not find what you really need.
I spent about 2 years attending 3 universities one after another: Economics was my breakfast, PR was my dinner and Languages became my supper. Somewhere in between I managed to take some short jobs to get my pocket money. Did it teach me a lot? Oh, yeah! Most importantly, it showcased all kinds of emotional, physical and intellectual burnouts one can imagine.
As the time offers new opportunities and brings in new ideas, I got something new for you, too. I have seen a lot, and I have much to tell – so, be my guest in this blog where I will share my vision of life and career of a modern international woman as well as my opinion regarding the cultural differences and integration problems in different countries.
This blog is dedicated to each and every one who decided to build his or her life from scratch and is aiming for an international career, especially if you are from a CIS-country. I have no Instagram and I will not put myself onto a throne, but will show you how to get up when you fail and where to look for the stars you can reach.
I strongly believe that we have enough “perfect life cases” on Instagram. This is a blog about a career and life, which are so interesting precisely by being imperfect and nonlinear. Enjoy it!