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Black & Abroad: 8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Move Abroad

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before you Move Abroad

Many people dream of moving abroad or traveling the world full-time. They have a long list of reasons why they want to move. I starting living abroad and traveling the world over 25 years ago and I have zero regrets about doing it. I absolutely LOVE my nomadic life. My whole being was made for this sort of life. I am a Black digital nomad.

I’m often asked by other people who dream about moving abroad what they can do to live a life similar to mine. My response is always the same. My life is a series of intentional decisions and actions mixed with a few happy accidents. Your life can be whatever you want, so dream big.

I’ve crafted a series of questions to help you get super focused on visualizing the life you truly want to live.

Every thing starts with a dream, so take the time to sit down and write as detailed as possible answers to each one of these questions and when you are done, schedule a virtual coffee chat with me so we can discuss.

Moving Abroad Questions

1. Make a small list of things you are good at and/or passionate about and brainstorm ways that you could make money off of those things.

2. Write down anything and everything you can think of to describe your dream life. What are you doing? What do you have? What have you accomplished? Don’t judge what you are writing down, just let the ideas flow.

3. When in the day do you feel you are able to work best? When are you most motivated? How can you arrange your day to maximize those productive window(s)?

4. What would be your ideal location to live in? City, suburbs, or out in the country? House or apartment? Having to drive a car everywhere or being able to walk places? Where in the world?

5. Make a travel bucket list. Describe the things you would like to see/experience in each place to make it feel more tangible and get you excited.

6. What relationships are you looking for in life? Doesn’t have to be a romantic relationship. Maybe you are looking for a friendship that you feel is lacking in your life, or a mentor figure. Describe that.

7. When you think about your future, are you excited or scared? Which aspects exactly are you excited/scared about?


Do you prefer being outdoors or indoors? Feel free to say “it depends” and list all of the conditions that would go into your decision