here's to many more!
Congratulations, I am so so happy for you! I live vicariously through your life and adventures, although jealous as hell... stay healthy and sane.
Proud Twin! :)
Loved reading this, Shanna. Open and honest and rather inspiring.
The constant feeling that you need to work to acquire belongings you don't want or need, and then work even harder to pay for them ... is not something I'll miss about the States. Consumerism is rife. Especially in Los Angeles. I loved that back to basic feeling of moving to Turkey, and can't wait to get to Portugal to get that slower pace of life you shared. Lingering over coffee - not being in a hurry to get anywhere, sounds bliss. I think our time in Turkey prepared us for illogical and overwhelming bureaucracy ... it's a minor annoyance that you just have to adjust your expectations for. Can't fight it, have to go with the flow. :)
Another month n it'll be 3 . . . way to go 👍😊🥂
Two years, I remember Andrews video just after you moved and now its 2 years! Glad I signed up and looking fwd to reading many more insights and adventures.
Really pleased its worked for you, hopefully my time will come soon, after Covid..its not bad at the moment in Queensland Australia. Enjoy your life xx
My sister forwarded this to me. Thanks for sharing.
Definitely loved your article.. I have had many thoughts of going to Portugal..I've read alot about it and watched other people's videos that have either been there or currently live there.. and the consensus is about the same.. Everyone seems to love it for the most part.. I love to travel, have been all around the world and one day hope to be able to close out my life here in the states and begin with a brand new chapter over there .. I do dream of it often...
Thanks Again for sharing your story...
Thanks for your beautiful story. I want to know everything, but let me start with asking why did you choose for Portugal and do you have an income in Portugal. Maybe this is private....
So enjoyed this newsletter! I wanted to know if the friends you've made in Portugal help with the missing of family and friends in the states?
Thanks for always being transparent and honest about your experiences. A lot of folks think that the grass is greener on the other side but I like to think that there are just different shades of green, and we have to adjust and be grateful at wherever we are. It's a state of mind.
Is there anything you would have done differently before you left the USA to prepare you for this point in time in your life living abroad?