I think we can all agree – across the political spectrum – that this U.S. Presidential election cycle has been a crazy one. The coverage has been nonstop for so long, and we haven’t even started the debates yet! So here’s a solution: move overseas to escape American politics.
Part of the beauty of living in another country is not being surrounded by the same conversation constantly. You won’t be inundated with the ridiculous headlines and you won’t have to listen to your co-workers bicker about the latest political scandal…again.
It’s not that politics isn’t a universal complaint; it’s just that expats have so many better things to talk about. Expats focus on their new lives in a very different way than they did their old lives back home. Everything is brand new and exciting when you move overseas!
Move to Roatan to Escape American Politics
Life in Roatan offers such an array of activities and fun connections. We – locals and expats alike – just don’t delve into politics the same way Americans do. We focus more on our everyday lives here on the island. Sure, you might hear people chat, or even argue, about something related to current events, but it’s not a 24/7 situation.
We don’t belabor the topics. We get too distracted by beautiful sunsets and outstanding scuba diving.
In Roatan, we focus on natural beauty and life-changing experiences. We chat with tourists about learning to dive, not about who said what during an interview.
We share a drink on the beach after work and marvel at the colorful scenery that surrounds us, not the colorful language of either candidate.
We invite friends and neighbors over for a beach barbeque to laugh and talk and share stories, not to argue over policies and legislation.
We are reminded daily that the world is so much bigger than our petty arguments. We are surrounded by vistas that stretch beyond our visual limits, proving to us that the world keeps spinning and our lives are brief in the grand scheme of things.
Move Overseas to Escape American Politics
When you become an expat, you’ll begin to see the world anew. Anytime you change your environment, you start over in learning your surroundings, making new friends, and marveling at all the sights around you. Moving overseas will remind you about what’s truly important in life.
For me, moving to Roatan reminded me to slow down and to enjoy small moments with my family. I’m reminded that rushing around to compete in America was stressful and exhausting. Living in Roatan reminds me to relax and to enjoy the view.
Moving overseas isn’t running away from America or the American lifestyle. If you decide to move overseas, it’s because you prefer a different way to live. You’re running toward something that’s better for you. Luckily, one of the benefits of running toward something new is leaving behind something old that you no longer need.
When you move to Roatan, you can leave American politics behind. You don’t have to watch the local news everyday, and you don’t have to debate politics with your extended family at Thanksgiving.
Instead, you can invite your family to visit you in paradise! It will help everyone to take a deep breath of fresh salt air.
Let’s start planning your escape from American politics so you can run toward a better life instead. Send me an email to let me know what your dream life looks like…I bet we can make it happen here in Roatan.