I decided to share more about my experience here, regarding my past experiences as an expat’. For those who don’t know (yet), I’m a French citizen and I’m living abroad since the age of twelve. In 2000, my family and I moved out, not so far from France. In Belgium, to be more precise. I was quite young so I didn’t lived it well at the time. But now, with distance, I can say how grateful I am for being moving abroad.
Luckily, it didn’t stopped there. In fact, three years after our « very first » moving out of France, we moved to Czech Republic, in 2004.
After high school, I follow those steps as a young adult living in Finland and Canada. Somehow I decided to return to Prague two years go. Simply because, as a young entrepreneur the start is not always easy. In 2014, I had to go back to my parents in Paris suburbs. I loved it but even with average income, and because of the cost of living in Paris, it was really not worth it. So, moving to Prague was the solution for me to make Solybox happen without having to worry so much about the big question at the end of each month : how am I going to pay the bills?
In fact, Prague is quite a good destination for entrepreneurs. Finding a part-time or full-time job there, is really easy. In a week I found something to do in order to pay the bills. I didn’t had to worry about anything else. The city is « human-scale ». If you speak good English, you can communicate with ease. Going out in evenings is not an option anymore. Since everything is really at a reasonable price. Finally, as a Vegan or Vegetarian, alternative solutions and Prague as an international destination is very open. This, without sacrificing your wallet.
The life lesson I got very early, is « no matter what you want to do, do not limit yourself geographically ». For sure, being in our comfort zone is something we are aiming at, nowadays. This is what we have been taught to do. Nonetheless, I believe marvelous things can happen in our life, if we decide to make a step forward, out of our comfort zone, into Adventure and New Discoveries.
May you find inspiration…