Going through the lengthy and stressful process of recruiting as international educators for two years in a row is not an experience we would wish for anyone. But we made it, and we’re excited to announce our next step on this crazy journey.
Our expat life is often perceived as a longterm holiday because we tend to live where people vacation. The reality is that, while we love living in these places for many reasons, we definitely face the same challenges as “back home.” For example, I recently became rather depressed as holiday blues and job search stress collided. Hard. For the second year in a row. And were compounded by culture shock. Recognizing what was happening based on previous experience was helpful, but in the end, I just had to reach out and ride it out.