I’m an American who embarked on a new ex-pat life and left my lawyer self behind. My husband, Matt, and I are born and raised Wisconsinites who in 2013 decided to incorporate our love of travel and experiencing new cultures into our daily lives by chucking our jobs, home and delightful lives in the States in exchange for a mid-life adventure. Matt’s status as an educator provides international employment opportunities for him, and I am along for the ride as a “trailing spouse.” First stop – Cajamarca, Peru!
Here is how we broke the news to friends and family:
Leaving our house in Wauwatosa:
Loving our temporary life on Milwaukee’s East Side:
Pier Wisconsin and the Dennis Sullivan
We spent 20 great months in Peru and made the most of our time in the Andes.
Next stop was 2 years in Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador. The adventure continued, but it wasn’t easy.
After a 4-month vacation split between South America and the US, we moved to Mexico City in August, 2017. Settling into a metropolis has been so easy compared to our other moves and we are enjoying life back in civilization! Stay tuned for future adventures!