Are you contemplating a move abroad?
From culture shock to capable, from language barriers to lifelong friends, and from foreign land to
the familiar. Being hurled into life in a strange new place can be daunting and overwhelming, but it
can also be exciting and enjoyable.
Rich with tips on how to expat like a boss
Lasairiona McMaster’s “Bloom where you are planted”, takes you on a journey from packing up her life in Northern Ireland to jumping in at the deep end as an expat in two countries.
An experienced expat from a decade of living abro
ad, her honest and uncensored tales of what to
expect when you’re expatriating, are as funny as they are poignant, and as practical as they are
heartfelt. If you’ve lived abroad, or you’re considering the move from local to expat. If you’re looking
to rediscover yourself, or simply wondering how on earth to help your children develop into
adaptable, resilient, and well rounded people, this book has something for you.
Review Bloom where you are planted by Fany Van Hemelen:
An honest look at the life abroad as an expat with highs and lows.
Lasairiona is a blogger and an expat by her husband’s job. In this memoir, she guides people with the dream or task of going far away through their new life. With funny and sometimes sad moments and a lot of tips she created this novel to share her experiences.
For her, now it is a way of living, but in the beginning at her adventure, she had to cope with different situations and tribulations. Today, she still has to answer some questions and can expect surprises but Lasairiona knows mostly how to deal with them.
When you’re a new dreamer or an expat you doesn’t have a book to know what to do and with this guide she is giving this advice. The topics goes from personal self care and family matters till practical questions or cultural and economical things to know.
The key of creating a network around you is like she says… “Bloom where you are planted” and you will make new tribes and enjoy the trip or going back much more
I don’t think of moving in the future, but if I did so this novel would be a good read. Lasairiona not only gives tips but in her vivid and expressing style she tells an exciting journey from North Ireland to America and even India.
This is a very honest book and it gives me a glimpse of the good and bad things as an expat.
After reading Bloom where you’re planted you still will discover new good things and perhaps some bad stuff, but you have a guideline to start your trip.
Lasairiona McMaster grew up dreaming of an exciting life abroad, and, after graduating from Queens University, Belfast, that is exactly what she did with her then boyfriend, now husband of almost ten years. Having recently repatriated to Northern Ireland after a decade abroad spanned over two
countries (seven and a half years in America and eighteen months in India), she now finds herself ‘home’, with itchy feet and dreams of her next expatriation. With a penchant for both travelling, and writing, she started a blog during her first relocation to Houston, Texas and, since repatriating to Northern Ireland, has decided to do as everyone has been telling her to do for years, and finally pen a book (or two) and get published while she tries to adjust to the people and place she left ten years ago, where nothing looks the same as it did when she left.
Titel: Bloom Where You’re Planted: Life the Expat Way | Auteur: Lasairiona McMaster| Uitgeverij: | Categorie: Health, Family & Lifestyle, Raising Children | Uitvoering: paperback | 299 pagina’s | Recensent: Fany van hemelen | Datum recensie: 19-5-2019 | Prijs: £4.96 | Bestellen