When we first moved back (actually my husband moved back, I went with him) to Ireland, we were eager to work and share the immense amount of experience we had in very relevant professions. I had been a top level executive in pharma and related businesses; my husband was a marketing, printing and new media specialist with multinationals. I have cultural competence as a specialty, which is very rare. I was told, "Oh we have plenty of people with your profile." So we started our own business, were let down by a government agency, and began writing books instead. It's been an interesting ride.
I do love living here. Life is real here. No alternative facts. But many people have a very limited understanding of what the world out there is really like. It's a story I'm looking to tell.