Why I Love Self-Employment

For the past six months I’ve been self-employed and although there has been a bit of a learning curve I have to confess to loving it!  I’m not going to get into specifics or the financial benefits of self-employment.  No, today I just want to share what I love about it. Continue reading

Changing Your Life By Working Abroad: The Fun Stuff

As I mentioned in the first post of this series: Changing Your Life By Working Abroad: The Financial Benefits, there are some challenges associated with being away from home.  Last year was really the first year that I began to “settle” since my divorce in early 2009.  With this settling came the reality of living day-to-day life without all the excitement that comes with constantly being on the move.  When I was in Afghanistan my life was lived out of a small backpack.  I was constantly moving from camp to camp and learning new things, never a chance to get bored or reflect on the life altering event I had survived.  Anyone who as lived through a divorce and the financial peril that comes with it can tell you what an uprooting, heart wrenching experience it is.  2011 was the year things calmed down. Continue reading