Where do you live? In a bubble? In reality? Which do you prefer?

  • There are two places in the world that most expats live: in a Bubble or in Reality.

    It can be wonderful to live in a bubble. In a bubble, everything counts on your perception, rather than the reality.

    This can be good or bad, depending on your imagination. You can imagine your boss likes you. You can imagine your neighbour loves your new wind chime. You can imagine you're fluent in Spanish.

    But at some point, if you stay in a foreign country long enough, your bubble will break.

    Often, this happens when you learn the language, know the customs, befriend a local, or have to visit the unemployment office.

    Where do you live? In a bubble? In reality? Which do you prefer?

    by Chantal Panozzo

    http://www.writerabroad.com/p/about-writer-abroad.html

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