Welcome to September’s #TrailingSpouseStories. This month we share trailing spouse village – who is part of it, how we’ve built it or maybe who we’d like to be part of it.
There are days that I wished that the moment my feet landed on new soil, everything would be laid out for me. Who doesn’t want to live a smooth sailing, blunder-free, work like clockwork trailing spouse life? I do! Remember the film “The Stepford Wives”, where the wives were so perfect – beautiful, intelligent, skillful among other things -that every day went like clockwork. This is how I would dream everything would go, not that I’d have a perfect wife. Silly. But that I’d have a perfect support system, a dream team, a “village” to help me raise myself in an environment that is completely alien.
A girl can dream, right?
If I would build my perfect trailing spouse village, it would have all of the following people the very moment I step out of the airplane into my new expat location: