About Me

My name is Rylla Resler and I moved to Switzerland with my husband and two children about 4 years ago. It was not easy. I know from personal experience how important it is to have help and support with this process, to share your experiences, and to know you are not alone. I started this coaching/education business to help expats make the most of their expat lives as soon as possible, in other words, NOW!

 

Appropriate vs. authentic

Appropriate. For me that is a loaded word. Behave appropriately, dress appropriately, write appropriately, etc. Sounds like a lot of telling me how I “should” do things.

And wow, did I feel a lot of shoulds as an expat arriving in Switzerland. I should speak the language, I should know all the customs, I should know and follow the rules…etc. Be quiet on the tram, the train! Behave appropriately!

The thing is, I don’t believe in shoulding on myself. Not anymore.

What is an Expat?

Defined as someone living away from their homeland; living in a foreign land on a limited, long term or permanent basis. (Expatria – away from fatherland). What is the practical usage of the word EXPAT?