Saturday, January 16, 2010

Because expats need other expats

I’ve always been the type of person who likes to see what other folks are doing. I need the reassurance they’re doing some of the same things as me. It’s even truer now that I live abroad. Judging by the amount of time I can spend reading other expat blogs and web sites, I definitely need that confirmation that others have been there, done that. It can make me feel less alone. So here’s a shout-out at the Expat Women’s site, which helps you do just that. They’re now three years old and they put out a lot of upbeat material on women living abroad. I especially liked the article about dealing with your perfectionist personality, written by an Australian expat. She said that being too perfectionist about cleaning, for example, can lead to “an immaculate mediocrity”. That is, spending all that time to have a super clean house leaves you no time to stand out in other areas. This is advice I can take.

So excuse me while I don’t mop and instead read a few more blogs…

2 comments:

Mil said...

Or is it "a shout out TO" somebody? The perfectionist in me just can't resist.

Crystal said...

haha we normally say "a shout-out to" someone or something, but who cares, right? :)