My column for online magazine Coping with Jane….
I want my old life back! You know the feeling right? That nagging little voice in your head — sometimes it’s not so little though, it’s screaming out, desperate to be heard.
I suppose it’s all par for the course when you’re catapulted out of your comfort zone into a foreign land where no one speaks your language and everything from the climate to the culture is about as alien as eating a fish ball on a stick!
The initiation into expat life is not all that different to those frenzied days as a new mum. To say everything feels unfamiliar is probably a gross understatement right?
Babies definitely don’t speak your language and working out their culinary desires can be a far cry from your usual dinner date.
I copped a double whammy.
I’d been with Sky News for ten years and I’d worked hard for my dream job. I always assumed when or if I was lucky enough to have a family, I’d simply do what I’d seen the other mums do before me – come back to work after a year or so of blissful baby-dom, and slot into a few shifts a week on the tele. Perfect!
That was until I threw a spanner in my own destiny. Click here to read more on Coping With Jane >>>