What I Learned Moving to Berlin- 10 Lessons From an American Expat

When was the last time you had to begin all over again?

For me, it was last year when I boarded a one-way flight from San Francisco to Berlin. Alone and nervous. Ready yet still so naive.

I arrived on a crisp November day with two pieces of luggage, a broken heart from losing my mom to cancer, and a too-thin jacket from California. As I stepped through the falling leaves, teeth chattering in the cold, I thought to myself “Holy shit, it’s finally happening.

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A Unified Self

jennmchoismileHi, nice to meet you. I’m Jenn. 🙂 Today, I’m stepping out as a Unified Self.

What does that mean? It means that I’m authentically integrating all the different aspects of myself, and sharing the whole human being for the world to see.

Before, I felt a bit segmented. The different parts of my life were compartmentalized into neat little boxes.  For years, when I was working in corporate, I felt like I had to split between a Work Me and a Personal Life Me.…

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