I have been living in Bangkok now for almost 15 months. It has been an unbelievable experience so far, and also one of the most challenging and difficult experiences I have had.
Bangkok has pushed and pulled me in ways that I never thought possible, but it is making me a better person: despite my pangs of loneliness, I am working in an office with eight beautiful Thai girls who are teaching me so much and who make me laugh every day. They have all been so kind and welcoming to me. I appear to also make them laugh a lot with my funny English ways (we went out for lunch today at the JW Marriot buffet for my colleague’s birthday – Annnnn-ahhh – cheese – nooooo!!!! *add looks of disgust* in response to the plate of cheddar and blue cheese I got myself after my main meal).
I am learning so much more than I ever thought I would in my new job, and have even filmed some law-related videos for You Tube (way out of my comfort zone!) – my latest one presently has more than 70,000 views. This is something so out of my comfort zone, but I am actually getting a real kick out of it!
I’ve blogged before about how being an expat isn’t always easy, but as my friend Claire said to me today, the best things in life sometimes require hard work.
You can read my recent interview with Easy Expat here: http://interviews.blogexpat.