Mar 30, 2023
Welcome to Love Your Expat Life, a podcast that provides you with the tools to live the life you love no matter your location!
In this episode, Mariam Navaid Ottimofiore, a talented expat author, writer, researcher, and economist shares her insights on her book, ‘Messy Mobile Life’-- a book that speaks to the complexities that many mobile families face.
At 19 years old Mariam left her home in Pakistan with a one-way ticket to Boston. After living in 10 different countries, marrying her husband from across the globe, & having three children born 3,000 miles apart– she’s learned a thing or two about navigating a complex, but joyous mobile life.
We also discuss:
2:54– The Messy Mobile Life
5:42– What makes mobile life messy?
9:08– How does this messy life contribute to your identity & parenting style?
14:40– Tips for navigating a mobile lifestyle
21:21– Settling down after living a mobile life, is it possible?
23:40– The meaning of expat success
27:40– Dealing with teenage complexities while abroad
36:52– What changes do you wish to see for mobile families?
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown (not an affiliate link)