My journey as a global nomad
I am the daughter of a naval officer, and so I learned at an early age that packing up and moving on every six years was a normal part of life. It was a lifestyle that continued once I was mistress of my own fate.
When I was 21 I left the Netherlands to return to the UK where I had lived some years as a child. It is there that I learned to be more compassionate to myself and where I subsequently did all my training. But I have also lived and worked in Sweden and New Zealand, I was in a cross cultural marriage and have a wonderful adult TCK son.
And so I understand the issues of international life from both a professional and a personal perspective. I understand about feeling guilty or worried about sick or elderly parents ‘back home’. I understand that you can suffer from relocation fatigue, especially when you’ve already moved around a lot.
I am now snug in my floating home on the outskirts of Amsterdam, having never thought I would enjoy being ‘home’ so much.