“Just so you know, if you move me out of my home town I will cry every day until you move me back.”
This my friends was what I told Joe just days after he proposed to me. Exactly 3 years after that we moved exactly 1,656.50 miles away from my home town to Tennessee. Sooooooo, you can see my plan didn’t quite work out the way I planned.
Obviously, at that point, I put my previous threat into motion. I for realzies cried every single day for a solid 6 months after we moved to Tennessee. My friends worried about me. My parents worried about me. I worried that my 3-year-old marriage with a baby on the way was going to end. Things were not looking good.
My mom bought me a book. “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway.” I wanted to throw the book at anybody who suggested something could help me. No thank you!
What I REALLY wanted to know is – where is the book called “Feel the Fear, Freak Out, Eat to Avoid it, Never Leave My House and Then Be Miserable?”
Now that’s a book I could have gotten into!
After living in Tennessee and going through the entire spectrum of emotions about it and birthing 2 babies in the process, Joe and I decided to move. Where? Back to my home town!
We packed our 2 littles (aka children) and moved back to Utah for Joe to get his MBA.
At this point, you’re probably thinking “Ahhhh, yes, this is the part where Britt goes back to being happy. That lucky crack got to move home”!
Fun fact: I cried every day for a solid 6 months after moving “home”. Somehow between wallowing in self-pity and reading that darn book from my mother, I had fallen in love with my life in Tennessee.
There was some serious confusion in me. For years I had been 100% confident that my life would be SO MUCH BETTER if we just moved back home.
So why the junk was I so dang miserable?
Something had to change.
After reading a ridiculous number of self-help books – I ponied up, crocheted a pair…of slippers, and learned to love Utah again.
2 years later we moved to Arizona. It was hot. We are talking Africa-hot people! Luckily by this point, I had wised up and learned to jump in with both feet straight away. After 3 miscarriages I birthed another sweet child. I made some of my most cherished friends. I learned to love Arizona and then…
3 years later we moved again — this time to the midwest state of MinneSNOWta. We went from Africa hot to Antarctica cold. That kind of bone-chilling cold is NO FREAKING JOKE people! We had our 4th baby. We loved our life there. I had a job that I loved as a group fitness instructor. Joe loved his career.
We were content, happy and comfortable. So naturally, we decided to move again.
Nearly 3 years ago we moved to Switzerland. We didn’t speak a word of French. We had never even visited before we decided to move there. We opted out of a full admissions payment to an international school for our big kids, and we lovingly threw them into a local, all French-speaking school one week after we got here.
So, how did a little 19-year-old-girl-who-swore-she-would-never-leave-Utah-and-if-she-did-she-would-cry-every-day-until-she-moved-back get all over the country and then to another country and STILL have mascara to show for it? I’ll tell you.
Every experience has been recorded.
Every moment analyzed.
Every mistake noted.
Every pain processed.
Every book read.
All so that I can help you find the kind of joy and happiness you most desire no matter where you live, no matter what your circumstances are. NO. MATTER. WHAT!
But here’s the deal – I didn’t want to just be able to give you “good advice.” That wasn’t enough for my Expat ladies. I knew that. I had experienced it first hand. You needed more!
I went and got the best Life Coach training and certification I could find in the entire world. I plowed over and dug through every bit of information so that I can present you with a proven, formula based, solution for all your expat relocation woes.
As your life coach, I will show the way to emotional freedom. I know how to get there.
I traveled the world to find it for you.
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