Originally hailing from Massachusetts, USA, Julie is the mom to two boys that keep her pretty busy between playing chauffeur, cheerleader, homework coordinator and therapist!
She met her husband when they were both sophomores at in college and they’ve been together ever since. It only seemed natural to put that entrepreneurial studies and marketing degree to good use by starting her own business at the end of 2003, shortly before the birth of her first child. She’s been juggling running a business and managing a household for the last 10+ years and is at her best when she has 50 projects going at once!
Being the “master” of the balancing act, it should have been a piece of cake when her husband suggested they move to Barcelona, Spain for 2 years for his job. But you’ll find, it was anything but cake walk! Hence the creation of her first blog – www.megustatuzapatos.blogspot.com. In fact, you’ll find the good, the bad and the ugly here – hopefully more good than bad!
In the end, she found that living a life less ordinary is a bit of an addiction – the highs and lows are extreme and often exciting but always challenging. And so 5 years later (yeah that 2 years came and went in the blink of an eye), when her husband found that his job was changing to the Netherlands, she threw up the white flag in defeat and conceded that in fact, living the life of an expat is an adventure that none were ready to give up quite yet.
And so the creation of this new blog came about. No longer living in Spain, Me Gustan Tus Zapatos no longer seemed fitting for a blog name and Julie wanted a new challenge (because moving to another new country apparently wasn’t challenging enough) of creating a blog where expats can go to for stories, advice and things that just make you smile. Because being an expat is challenging enough without focusing on the negative side of things (there may be a few moment here or there though – that’s just life!).
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