Celebrating Expat Independence

independence94505834wordpressAs an American I usually return to the States for the summer months so I can catch up with friends & family. But after a week of it I begin to question why I’m here. It soon becomes obvious the “Expat lifestyle” sets me apart from my friends, all of whom are mortgaged to the hilt, making car payments, meeting hefty health insurance premiums & basically living a nose-to-the-grindstone kind of life.

Summers back home reinforce my decision to live & teach overseas. So, although the United States is celebrating its independence this July 4th, I’m personally celebrating mine. How about you? What keeps YOU overseas? Are you celebrating like me?

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