Updated: Apr 30, 2019
There's a type of person who lives abroad, and it's not you. Or is it?
When I was daydreaming about moving to Thailand, I’d settled into a long term relationship, two story house, and promising career. In between paying health insurance, rent, and utility bills, I was surviving paycheck to paycheck and couldn’t afford weekend trips with friends, let alone plane tickets overseas.
In my mind, there was a type of person who lived abroad: fearless, worldly, and unburdened by financial stress. In other words, not me.
If you're like most people, you want to throw your clothes in a suitcase and go somewhere exciting, but have practical reasons to wait for the future. Legitimate fears of financial ruin, stalled careers, or loneliness can trap us in our comfort zones.
Everyone who’s lived abroad has experienced these fears, but has found ways to overcome them.
Do any of these fears resonate with you?