A Traveler Returning Home (Guest Post)

Wrote a guest post about my experiences repatriating to the US after living abroad in France. Head over for a read, and be sure to check out the rest of Nadia’s blog. Spread the love! ❤

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June 28th, 2020

Leaving home to pursue a dream is a life changing experience and it’s no wonder we tend to get caught up in our journeys abroad. Rebecca Goes Rendezvous tells us how she dealt with the ups and downs of returning home to LA after four years in France.

The Joy and Struggles of Repatriation: An American’s Perspective

by Rebecca – Rebecca Goes Rendezvous

It’s been nearly a year since I left France to return to the United States, after four years of living and working abroad. It’s only been a year, but it’s been one of major ups and downs that I hadn’t experienced until I came home. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’d been reluctant to return, even dreading it. Never did I imagine I would repatriate, especially so soon— it goes to show how four years can fly by in one’s lifetime.

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11 thoughts on “A Traveler Returning Home (Guest Post)

  1. I loved your post and your honesty and how were you willing to share your journey with us. We often talk about what it would be like to return back home to Latvia for good, but after 18 years of living in Ireland, I can’t even imagine and I know in my heart that I would struggle grately. Even going home for a two week holiday to see family and friends isn’t without its challenges. Reverse culture shock is one of the weirdest things ever! Thanks so much for sharing and have a good day. Aiva 😊

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    1. Some people are meant to be expats, others are meant to repatriate. No sense of shame in any of that, as long as you’re happy living wherever you are! Thanks for your comment, Aiva. 🙂

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  2. Bravo pour l’écriture de cet article Rebecca. Ton expérience en France fera nécessairement de toi une meilleure citoyenne Américaine. L’ouverture sur le monde est une qualité qui manque parfois cruellement à tes compatriotes…
    La France est là et elle t’attend. Tu reviendras très vite j’en suis sûre.

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