There has been a lot of chit chat lately, especially after the recent elections, about people jokingly moving to another country. This, often times, is something that seems so far out of reach and not something most people actually pursue, unless they are moving for work or the military. Well believe it not, there is quite an impressive amount of expats living all over the world because they choose to.
In fact, being an expat in a major European city, like Rome, is not un-common. Expats make up about 6% of the total Italian population. Although, don’t confuse expat with the term immigrant, which is very different than an expat, and took me a while to realize. Although this is a debatable topic. Read more about this here.
I wanted to make this video because over the course of the last 5 months that I have been living in Italy, there have been questions from others about my relocation here. In this video, I explain why I left the United States, how I work in Italy, my understanding of the Italian language, the community, the culture, and more. My goal is to help and encourage anyone that has a dream of living abroad to make it happen. I never thought it was possible for me, but if I can do it, you can too!
Leaving your home country is quite a big decision in life, even if it’s just for a little while. Make sure to take your time on deciding where you want to go. After all, the world is huge and there are so many beautiful destinations to choose from all over the globe.
So what do you think? Where would YOU like to call home?
All my love,