5 ways living abroad changes you for the better

Truly, Madly, Italy

As I’ve previously discussed on this blog, I didn’t do a huge amount of preparation for expat life. I didn’t give too much thought to the practical difficulties, the language barrier, or indeed the many positives that would emerge from such a big life-change. I’m only 17 months’ in to this journey and it can be hard to see the positives as positives, as there is so much growth involved  – and with growth comes growing pains. But, on a good day, I step back and, emerging from the fog, see 5 key changes to be happy about. Do you agree? Anything to add? Please leave a comment (see top or bottom of post).

1. You learn humility

In your previous life, you knew it all. You whizzed, deftly and expertly, through your professional, home and social life. Here, by contrast, you’re Bridget Jones in that playboy bunny suit on…

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