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  • Refocusing

    I know you haven’t heard from me in awhile and I'm really sorry about that. As we all know life can take over.  These last few months I have been taking stock of my life and what I want to achieve for myself. Refocusing the lens on me. Not my children. Not my partner. Just me. I have spent over a decade now with the majority of my focus being on my family and I have realised that is not the best way for me to be. Don't get me wrong, I love my family. But I have also learnt that some of my energy and spark has diminished while I had to deal with everything expat life threw at me, and then

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    Captured Memories

    Expats travel lots. And take lots of photos  - but do you have memories from postings that you have captured in a unique way? Please do share, either here or via Facebook Twitter @jumpoverseas Instagram #jumpoverseas  Expats by the nature of their postings, travel far more than anyone else. And with travel we all take photos and try to capture the memories we create in each new location. A challenge is how these captured memories can be more than just a file on your computer. My Lightroom photo library hosts thousands of photos that I have taken every year since we went digital in 2002.

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    New Beginnings

    New Beginnings - make this year be good for you.January comes with it a chance to start again. To create new beginnings.    This can be seen as exciting and challenging and inspiring.    Or fear inducing.    Every Expat has had a new beginning and we have all taken to them with varying degrees of success. It is hard to start over, but start over we must.    What do you focus on when you move to a new place? Where are your priorities? I am guessing they go in this approximate order:   work house school (if school age children involved) banks paperwork requirements, bills, visas etc

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    White Wine in the Sun

    An Expats Christmas .. if you find yourself 9000 miles from home…this is an Expats' Christmas Song by Tim Minchin - the right song to sing out the year for me. Merry Christmas Everyone.Tim Minchin has done it again. Made the perfect song. This time for Christmas and Expats. But I must backtrack and apologise for my silence these last few months with no new blogs on Jump Overseas.  I am sure you will forgive me, since I am sure you can empathise having had the upheaval of moving countries yourself. It takes a lot of energy. And time.    Also, this last move has been repatriation for me

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