Sometimes in life, you just feel bored. Days go by, you get up in the morning, do your things, make a living, get social, live some life, and then go back home and you get ready to do exactly the same the next day. And actually there is nothing wrong with that! But for some of us millennials, the occasional boredom becomes chronic. Although things are not so bad in our life, we’re feeling out of challenge, out of project, somehow.
It’s happened to me in 2014. I was working in a comfortable job, making a decent pay and enjoyed enviable benefits. Then one day, I realised that in the three years laps I had been doing this job, I had explored the whole spectrum of it, and that the rest of my career in this particular company would be just like a transatlantic flight: on autopilot. From then on, I could either accept that, or cope with it, living some kind of a decent life, have a family, a house, being stressed out in the corporate world and hoping I could make it to retirement… Or I could decide that I wanted to explore more. Go further!
In September 2015, me and my partner moved from France to London, England. It would be our first leap into such an adventure. Moving abroad, in a foreign language speaking country, an over-crowded and very expensive city was certainly worrisome, but it would also boast adventure, discovery and opportunity.
In this post, I will share the steps I have followed to achieve a satisfactory outcome in this adventure to acquire a broader personal and professional experience through international moves. Also, Bloomberg has recently published a survey relating to the best places worldwide for expats to thrive and build brilliant careers abroad. Worthy to have a look.
From my experience, I would say this kind of project has to go through 3 phases…