An awesome part of risk taking is the unknown answers to certain questions that can only come about from living the actual experience. Before hubby and I journeyed across the Atlantic, we decided to have somewhat of a brainstorm that mentioned all of the pros and cons about life abroad. Since we were not depending on retirement accounts, we were outlining our master plan as to how we would live abroad. In lieu of researching all of the preliminary steps for such a large move, I was happy to discover the Expat Focus blog. I met a few individuals who shared their experiences about living abroad and this was truly valuable. Once I arrived in Portugal, I wanted to capture all of the emotions I had about the experience and joined the Expat Focus blogging community. It served as a great outlet for me during my time abroad.

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I purchased a French language CD to become fluent over night. I played my CD’s in the car, while completing chores and running errands. . I would be happy if I understood my husband speaking and I was able to catch some of his words. The Audio CD experience has been great, but U got tired of tryin...

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It is always good to remain consistent in the learning process. Today I met with a French tutor to work on my first level of French. It was to communicating without regressing to my English vocabulary. In addition to this, I felt like I was in pre-K all over again! In this moment, I realized how ove...

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