It seems that you’ve given it a fair shot in your expat country and it may be time for you to move back to your home country.

You may read this result with cautious excitement or with dread. Perhaps this was the answer you were looking for and you feel relieved to hear that it may be time to move back. But perhaps moving back is not as simple as just packing up and going. You may harbor fears about what it means for you to move back or different challenges may be waiting in store for you should you move, all of which may be making you cautious about jumping on a plane.  

But before you go ahead, there is some self-exploration to do to ensure that you have the right mindset for moving back so you avoid feeling like you’ve made a mistake. Although, it needs to be said that repatriation does not need to be permanent if things don’t work out in the end. Sometimes you just need to return to your home country in order to recharge and replenish before you head out into the wide world again. 

Questions to ask yourself

To ensure a successful repatriation, make sure that you are clear about:

  1.  your motivation for moving back – are you escaping your life abroad or are you moving towards a life better suited for you? 
  2. your expectations around what your life will be like – do you expect things to feel the same as they did before you left? 
  3. what tools will you need to deal with the circumstances you may have to face  – practical, financial, family, friends etc.?
  4. what will you need to have arranged before moving?
Hi, I'm Katherine, your clarity coach and a happy repat of 3 years
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Because right now you’re probably constantly wondering where you’re going to be a year from now, when your kids are older or even when you’re older.

You probably also have a ton of fears around repatriating – how to enjoy the same lifestyle as a repat, whether you’ll get bored, how to deal with all the negative stuff you left behind. 

You just don’t want to make a terrible mistake that you can’t reverse, right?

Well, I’ve been where you’re at and I had to work through a lot to figure myself out (but I’m a super happy repat thanks to that).

If you need a neutral sounding board to help you sort through your thoughts and feelings, I’ll gladly help you apply my tried-and-tested tools and insight to remove all the confusion you’re currently experiencing and replace that with relief and a sense of confidence in your decision, whatever that ends up being.