This Guest Post is by Patricia Cole. Patti was a founder member of Pens Around the World. She left us when she and her husband moved back to England after 15+ years in Greece.
When I was growing up in Edinburgh, I couldn’t imagine wanting to live anywhere else. All my friends were there, my many cousins and I knew the city and felt comfortable there.
When I was 16 my father was relocated to Glasgow. I was horrified. What about all my friends, my routines, my school.
It was a valuable lesson. I discovered new friends, new places, new boyfriend!
Since then, I have lived all over Scotland, then Canada, then the Caribbean, then England and now Greece.
What experiences, what interesting cultures, new friends all over the world while not forgetting old friends.
All of you have lived abroad. What have you learned and how has it enriched your life (or otherwise)?