Repatriation means the return of someone to their own country. As part of my series “Repatriate Interviews” I talked to Tina Busch, a German writer, translator and mother of two. After living the expat life in the US for several years, she her family moved back to Germany last year. Now the time of repatriation […]
This is a series of interviews with women who moved back to their home countries.
Ex-repatriate: Moving back and forth. This time I talked to Susanne, ex-repatriate, a German who lives in California for the second time in her life. My interview with Susanne is the third one in my series of repatriate interviews. Here you can read #1 with Cordula and #2 with Simone.
Repatriation = moving back to your home country Today I’m posting an interview I conducted in December.I talked to Simone, a German who lived in Aptos, California for about 5 years, together with her husband and three kids. They had their third child in the US. Simone’s husband is British so their kids grow up […]
Cordula, her husband and their three children (7, 9 and 11 years old) repatriated from the US back to Germany in summer 2015. They’ve lived in San Jose, California for almost 6 years. Why did you move back? I always wanted to move back. I wanted to work in my old job as a nurse. In […]
Apparently this week of NaBloPoMo will be the “repatriating week” for me. You might have noticed that this topic has been on my mind for a while now. In the summer I created a survey for some people I know that have moved back to Germany or Switzerland to learn more about their experiences, feelings […]
We’ve been thinking about moving back to Germany for a long time now. I probably started thinking about it after being a couple years in California. But ever since there were always enough reasons for us not to move back yet. New job opportunities, new projects, kids settled in school, having good friends, happiness, the […]
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Tell me, what you will do with your one wild and precious life?
— Mary Oliver
I’m Kathrin, a German who’s been living the last 9 years in the crazy world of Silicon Valley. Even though I love our life in California, I’m still missing Köln (Cologne) and the German lifestyle a lot. On this blog I share some of my stories and ruminate about what home really means. I’m a mother of two girls and the wife of an iSlave, a teacher, a social introvert and very passionate about the things I do.
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