It gets hard to decide what to pack and what to leave behind. The life of an expat is all about packing up and moving ahead with little to carry and more to give. You always know that the adventure is out there but convincing your heart in the way of finding true adventure is a difficult thing to do.
The non-glamorous aspect of expatriate life comes from leaving family and friends back home and watching their lives move on via social media highlights, emails, and telephone calls. Anyhow you can always make new friends in a different part of the world. If you are planning to be an expat, be prepared to miss the ones you love!
As I read through my numerous journals from the 1990s to early 2000s, I am reminded that I kept God close to me and prayed to Him daily for guidance, protection, and favor: Matthew 7:7-8 – Galatians 5:22-23 – James 4:7 – James 5:11-13 and my favorite Jeremiah 29:11. These verses also helped comfort me as I was away from loved-ones.
It is absolutely a wonderful opportunity to serve humanity and explore the multitude of emotions they are going through on a daily basis. You experience diverse people, food, art, fashion, and landscape. Everything close to nature. It gives you amazing life experience and a huge number of interesting stories for bringing them to work.