As an expat living light becomes a necessity and an art. You have roots and wings all at the same time. Roots that keep you anchored and connected with your home there and your home here. Then wings that allow you to lift up and move to the next place of assignment. Remembering that you have wings for flying, is a safeguard from becoming enmeshed in the place you are and being unable to lift up and fly forward.
There is an art to this type of living. I do not feel like I am an expert at this yet, and at the same time, I draw from the experience of others and the experiences I have had so far.
So some have asked..."How do you do it?"...meaning...how does someone unload their belongings to the degree necessary to make such a drastic move to live in another nation? Especially after living life and accumulating so many things for so many years in your home nation. Well, I thought I would share a few nuggets along this line...Learning to Live on the Light Side. AND remember...you may never leave your home nation and at the same time Living on the Light Side can be a freeing experience.
As I dive into this list of nuggets I think of one of my favorite movies, The National Treasure. For me, it offers a great metaphor for insight into the idea of a change of vision that is needed to move into this life of "Living on the Light Side". Take a look... (click on "READ MORE")
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Cindy writes about her adventures, observations, and other nuggets from living in another nation. She and John live in SE Asia. She will also share nuggets from her 58 plus years of life.