Author, blogger and consultant/speaker Linda A Janssen recently embarked on a series of posts about “the little things that can make a difference in how we approach some of the challenges and experiences of expatriate — and repatriate — life”. She’s not writing them in alphabetical order, she warns us, “because I like mixing things up”. 

In the most recent post, ‘C for Committed’, Janssen discusses the many reasons people becomes expatriates – some more conscious decisions than others – as well as two types of commitment that help us to make the best of an international relocation: a public commitment (“to making the effort, to trying, to persevering, and hopefully enjoying, even celebrating [the experience]“) and a private, internal commitment (“that of learning, of seeking, of wanting to understand.”) Read more

If you’ve missed the previous posts, catch them here:

Janssen recently repatriated to the US from the Netherlands. Be sure to catch her thoughts on repatriating on her blog at www.adventuresinexpatland.com.

Janssen is the author of The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures (Summertime Publishing, 2013), which was recently reviewed here on ExpatBookshop.com.

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