Ep #8 | Tip 4: Create a Re-entry Support Ecosystem

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I’ve been sharing my top Tips for Going from Bummed About Being Home to Brimming with Excitement About Your Next Global Adventure. Tip #1 was to make time for reflection in re-entry, tip #2 was to find your global life ingredients, and tip #3 was to figure out your feelings.

Today’s tip is to create a re-entry support ecosystem. 

One of the ways we often cope in re-entry is by relying on a few close friends or family members to meet all of our emotional needs. Not only is that placing a lot of pressure on those who mean the most to us, it also sets us up for disappointment if friends and family don’t respond in the way that we need or expect.

Here’s an alternative: create an intentional re-entry support ecosystem. If you have a thought-out network of support, you’ll know exactly who to go when you need a specific type of support, and you’ll be more likely to get the support you need!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The benefits of creating a re-entry support ecosystem
  • How to create your support ecosystem in 3 simple steps
  • The #1 thing to remember when using your support ecosystem


The Re-entry Relaunch Roadmap workbook


About the Author: Dr. Cate Brubaker

Dr. Cate Brubaker is on a mission to make re-entry after living abroad a positive, transformational force (even when it’s not easy…especially when it’s not easy)! Cate is the author of the Re-Entry Roadmap workbook and the Study Abroad Re-entry Toolkit. Cate has lived in Germany, worked and traveled in 37 countries on four continents, and has helped all kinds of globetrotters successfully navigate global transitions for over 20 years.

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