Living Overseas can be an incredibly exciting, rewarding adventure.
New Sights, sounds, food, culture - there are definitely benefits to life overseas, especially if you are raising a family. However, there are serious issues that you tend not to think about or discuss:
- Who is allowed to make healthcare decisions for you in an emergency, often in a location with hectic or inadequate healthcare services?
- Who will temporarily take care of the kids if something suddenly happens to you?
- The incredible logistical, financial and legal challenges if you leave your spouse and children with no plans in case something unexpected happens to you
These are serious concerns that most people (myself included!) never thought about when I was living overseas.
I would be thrilled to discuss these concerns with you at your convenience - no matter the time zone you're located in!