All posts tagged: emotions

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Expat Life: Leaving Home (Part 1)

The emotional stages an expat passes through as they prepare to relocate is best described as a rollercoaster. This time of your life is stressful and tumultuous, and it’s completely reasonable to be a hot mess. It’s a big step, even if it is one you’ve already taken before.

Moments of bliss

My life has moments of bliss, but today, however, I am not feeling as blissful as I usually do, as I should. I have obligations to attend to, and I am just not ‘feeling it’. Days like this happen no matter where you are, no matter what you’re doing. So I cancelled the plans I had in the morning and have been doing the things that make me content. But now the time has come to suck it up and uphold the obligation. I imagine I’ll have a good time when there, but I’d just rather sit here on my new couch, in my clean home, with the sun awakening my skin. Lately, it’s a rare phenomenon to have silence and the company of just myself in our little box in the sky. I have enjoyed it whilst it lasted, nevertheless. And I just ate a Cherry Ripe, so all will be okay in the world. Moments of bliss; The smell of fresh bread and bagels baking in the morning on my way to work …