Sure, challenges are great for learning and personal growth, but what if you're trying to create in the moment and you haven't had time to process what you're going through? What if it's just too damn heavy to deal with creatively? That's what I've been grappling with.
Ex-pats have the guts to try something new. They create a life out of nothing. They're experimental. They've seen life from enough different perspectives that they know there's more than one way to skin a cat.