How to make friends as a grown-up // Living Alone Diaries

When you’re a kid, it’s so easy to make friends. You just walk up to someone and ask them if they want to play with you. Do that as an adult, and people will look at you slightly funny. That’s…

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How to build a credit score from scratch // Moving Abroad

This post contains affiliate links. In the Netherlands, people don’t really have a credit score the way you have one in other countries. It really only has an effect on trying to get a loan from the bank if you’ve…

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My TEFL story

I’ve been working from home since 2016 and it’s not something I want to give up anytime soon. I love the freedom it gives me. But, as my main income comes from doing translation work, and one main client that…

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How living abroad changes you

Moving to England is one of the best things I have ever done. At the time, I was almost done with school and I had no real purpose or direction. No idea what I wanted to do with my life…

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How To Deal With Homesickness

“I felt a pang — a strange and inexplicable pang that I had never felt before.” – Alan Bradley Moving abroad is really scary. You’re alone in a new place where you don’t know anyone. Now, I never got homesick…

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What and how to pack for a year abroad

So, you have decided to go abroad for a year. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to go to school, travel or live with a family (like I am). You have to pack everything you might need in a…

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