After 9 years and 3 countries, I’m making the transition from expatriate to repatriate. It’s a brand new chapter with new stories to tell! I now come to you from the home of baseball and birthplace of Frank Sinatra— Hoboken, New Jersey.
Hello, I’m Diana. I recently repatriated back to the United States after nine years living abroad. During this time my husband and I lived in three amazing countries (Germany, Spain, and Singapore) and were forever changed by the incredible places and people we met along the way.
But now I’ve moved to a new town in my home country trying to figure out what is next for me. Some women who have already made this journey into repatriation tell me it’s way more challenging than expatriation. Let’s see.
First things first. For the most part, I put my career on hold in support of my husband’s during our time abroad, so I need to figure out how to start a new chapter that balances both work and family.
This blog is mostly about me, my daily and sometimes mundane existence navigating yet another new chapter of life and occasionally my perspective as a woman without children in a world that portrays infertility as a stigma at worse and misfortune at best.
My writing is for anyone whose life didn’t turn out exactly as they planned and is cool with it, for those who believe we choose happiness by looking at the blessings we have and not the ones we don’t.