Preparing for expat life
The importance of stagnancy and stillness are that they teach you to enjoy the process before the adventure. The journey is the everyday life you lead, not just the vacation at the end. I am not a patient person, rather a go-getter. So much so, I usually pile too much on my plate and wonder why I am so overwhelmed. Mostly my fault. My off days would consist of to-do lists and running errands just so I would feel accomplished. I had to be the Queen of Multi-tasking. Resting and being still was a waste of time and productivity. How do we balance preparing for expat life with current day jobs? How can we grow more frugal and patient during the journey?
As more important projects came into focus, I needed to adapt. My go-getter approach was causing major burnout in ALL areas of my life. I was not enjoying the things that I use to because everything felt regimental and as part of my ever-growing to-do list. My anxiety levels peaked to levels I did not know I was capable of. Grocery store panic attacks became the horrible norm. What was I going to do?