About me

Full time Londoner, Sydneysider at ❤️

Welcome to my corner of the internet for covering all things life abroad.

📷 Me on the move, as usual. Also me being a dork, as usual.

Expat life

Moving abroad is hardly a reinvention of the wheel, but it is an important reinvention of oneself that I personally think everyone should give a go 🗺️

The “five year plan” may provide that much needed steer in our daily lives, but life doesn’t always go to plan. That first step onto the tarmac can feel like a hard reset 🛬

During my time abroad I’ve been blessed with once in a lifetime opportunities but also battered by turbulence. Life at home may be bumpy at times, but without family and familiarity on hand those peaks and troughs can feel more acute.

In any case, the amazing people I’ve met and the lessons I’ve learned about life – and myself – are what will stay with me forever 💞

Digital strategy

I’ve worn many hats during my career in creative roles, but digital has always been the common thread that ties everything together 🧵

Growing up in a coastal town in regional NSW, I never dreamed that one day I’d become the very first online persona for one of Australia’s most reputable and trusted public health organisations, let alone for one of the most iconic and loved brands from London in the world. As an expat and total London newbie at the time, I feel incredibly humbled ❤️

I moved to London for personal and professional reasons, and somehow I’ve achieved success in both. It’s really thanks to the ever increasingly connected world we live in that truly made it all possible! 🌐

Community

Whether you’re thinking about The Big Move, are struggling to adjust to life abroad, or simply want to say g’day then definitely feel free to reach out on social 👋

#AmandaIsAbroad

If you’re a copywriter, blogger, journalist or similar interested in writing meet ups then pack a laptop and join London Copywriter Club 👩‍💻 for our next post work or weekend meet up!

If you’re looking to explore the stunning English countryside, or occasional overseas trek, then join us for our next London New Girl Hiking 🥾 weekend! No experience necessary 🎒