When I was recently asked on a podcast about the impact my relocations made on me and my career I had to think deeply.
And the best way I could describe it was that my non-linear lifestyle made me better.
It is not a gap in my CV or a distraction from what I wanted to accomplish but an addition to who I am.
It didn’t change who I wanted to be, but gave me a new perspective on how to get there.
It made me stronger, more resilient, empathetic and rigorous in how I choose to spend my energy and my hard earned money.
Exploring the world made me kinder, more caring and able to look so much further beyond the confines of my own sphere.
It made me seek connection with others in a way I honestly didn’t need to before.
My international relocations helped me understand the connectivity I have to others – it showed me I was not just a doer, but a mediator and unifier.
I am still Doris.
But I am Doris amplified.
I am more because of my journeys across 5 continents and 88 countries.
How has your relocation impacted you and your career?