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Expat Life Without the Filter

They say great minds think alike. Well, I guess that makes us expats flippin’ geniuses then. We all have preconceived ideas about life abroad. Then, we take the plunge and reality hits us like a bag of dirty diapers to the face.

We react to the onslaught of disappointments with anger, frustration, ugly crying and maybe, just maybe, thoughts of premeditated murder. Well, don’t sharpen your kitchen knife just yet.

There’s a simple reason why your expat life’s getting you down; you’ve just confused hope with expatations.

ex· pat· a· tion | \ˌek-ˌspat-ˈā-shən n.

Definition of expatation:
1. the bat-shit crazy belief that your expat life is actually going to go the way you want it to.

Synonyms for expatation:
stupidity, lunacy, idiocy, insanity

Hey, my name is Janine and I’m a truthaholic.

So if you’re in the mood for reading an expat blog that is trying to sell you a “lifestyle”, this one’s not for you. If you’re looking for a blog* that makes you snort laugh when expat life is getting you down, then you’ve come to the right place.

My Expatations is chock-full of my failures, misgivings (and small triumphs) as a woman trying to navigate life abroad.

*Warning-This blog contains many, many swears. If you’re cool with that, check out some featured blog posts below or go to the BLOG PAGE for all the hilarity and sorrow that is My Expatations.

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