Accompanying my spouse on his overseas posting turned out to be more about discovering more about myself than about seeking new adventures in a very foreign country. I had to let go of my former self to an extent and allow change to happen, all the while holding on to what is essentially me. I had to discover who I was without the many layers of career woman, friend, partner, daughter, whoever and start all over again. And I did.
With time I have established a new support network of trusted friends, found a short term job, and lived a life. I learned that I could manage and create a happy existence once I worked through a few bumpy moments and realisations and extended kindness and patience to myself. Here’s what I discovered about me..
I am resilient, flexible and resourceful
I am compassionate and kindhearted
I am a loyal and trustworthy friend
I am a supportive and selfless partner
I am a lifelong learner
I am a good person.
Not a bad education of self for being ‘just a trailing spouse’. What have you discovered?