What Moving to Another Country Taught Me About Life

Sacha Strebe

When my husband and I made the decision to relocate our small family (we have one son) from Melbourne, Australia, back to his home in the U.S., it took at least a year to finally make the move. The idea of leaving my family, our beloved community of friends, and the familiar surroundings of our cute little neighbourhood behind was tough, and we certainly didn’t make the decision lightly. But we are adventurers at heart—we met backpacking in Europe—and the thrill of the unknown was stronger than the comfort zone.

So we sold most of our belongings, bought three one-way tickets, and arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, with just six suitcases and a head full of dreams. Since arriving, there have been many highs and lows, tears and laughter, but after a couple of months we secured amazing jobs and brought our fantasy family home to life in L.A. This invaluable experience has been an emotional roller coaster, but the university of life has been the best teacher. Scroll down to discover what moving countries have taught me about life, so far.

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