I am now living in Aarhus, Denmark, after almost thirty years away and twenty years away from Denmark as I was almost ten years in Copenhagen. I lived as an expat in the Dominican Republic and went through all four stages of cultural shock: excitement, irritation, adjustment, and adaptation. I prolonged the excitement phase, also referred to as the honeymoon stage, by moving around and traveling, spending time in different places. I think the irritation and adjustment phases overlap and are, of course, together, the main learning phases. You are challenged and irritated, then you adjust, then there are new challenges with the culture, and you adjust again.
They say when you move back to your country of origin, you go through a reverse culture shock and adaptation. I have been coming back more and more to Denmark over the last five years, so I expect it won’t be a brutal process. In my writing, I am going from a shorter form of writing on social media to a longer one with newsletters and e-books. With time, I will need more help editing and proofreading my English, and I am not always the most detail-oriented. I have my “Remote Mobile Office,” my MacBook Air, my iPhone, and now also an iPad. I write only in English. It’s more competitive, but I might reach a larger audience when I have better defined and developed my niche.
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