May 14, 2020

When Expat Life Doesn't Work Out with Brandi

When Expat Life Doesn't Work Out with Brandi

Brandi decided to move on from her life in California. She sold most of her things and moved to Germany. Nine months later, Brandi was back in the States. Life in Germany had become a struggle beyond what was acceptable.


Season 4, Episode 8. Brandi decided to move on from her life in California. She sold most of her things, packed up her cat, and moved to Germany in the heat of summer. It was a one-way-ticket kind of move, an open-ended relocation. She'd start with German courses and go from there.

Nine months later, Brandi was back in the States. Life in Germany had become a struggle beyond what was acceptable.

Brandi is here to share with us how she came to recognize that her expat journey wasn't the story she was hoping for. Her experience was one of too many apartments, of suitcases scattered across a country, of half-job offers and no moment where everything fell into place. Things weren't working out, and her location became more and more vital as a global pandemic began to spread. As life took her in a direction that put expat life on hold, Brandi shares how she made peace with the events via recasting the story of her life in a new lens.

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