Usually, I’m the interviewer, but recently, I sat on the other side of the virtual table as Louise Ross interviewed me about expat life and repatriation for her Women Who Walk Podcast. So how did it feel?
Louise did her best to put me at ease. She explained her process and gave me an outline of the topics we would cover. All the same, I had the jitters and spoke too quickly and said too much! Lessons learnt.
We talked through my experiences in all of my expat locations: Lagos, Houston and Doha. We covered dancing, writing and editing and showed how my work life evolved over the course of those thirteen years.
My favorite part was near the end, when we were talking about editing. I said, “It’s bringing aspects of the coaching that I did back when I was career coaching, the structure and logic from when I was engineering, the creativity from when I was dancing … I feel like I’ve come home. This is what I’m meant to be doing.”
If you’d like to know a bit more about me and have a spare 30 minutes, come and hang out with us at Andrea Interview.
Next time: and interview with Susannah Hardy on the Funny Side of Writing and her debut novel, Loving Lizzie March.