By now, you’re probably wondering why I became an expatriates software developer.
Or maybe you’re curious how it went for me.
Or, you might want to know how you can become an international expat and a software developer and stay connected to your country of origin, too.
I started out as a software engineer in Australia in 1998.
In a few years I moved to New Zealand, but my focus wasn’t so much on software engineering.
In fact, my work wasn’t really in software engineering at all.
It was more about social networking and getting involved in online gaming.
When I first moved to Canada in 1999, it was the same year as my parents’ first child was born.
I was 21.
My parents were both software engineers, and they were looking forward to the day they could retire and move back to Australia.
They knew that, in the future, I’d have to start my own career, and that was my goal.
But in my 20s, things started to change for me in Canada.
I got a job in a marketing software company and became a full-time employee there.
I started working with software development projects and building relationships with clients.
The first software project I worked on was a social networking application called Twitter, which was developed in New Zealand.
After a few months, I had the chance to develop a business relationship with a client.
I began to develop the software that would become my brand name, Twit.
I was a full time employee at Twitter, and after a few more years, I started to look at other opportunities and start my full-on expat life.
I left my job in the marketing software business to start an online gaming business.
That’s when I started building a real business in New York City.
In 2002, I moved back to New York.
That was a major transition.
I had never left New Zealand before, so I had to adapt to a completely new country.
In Canada, I was a regular visitor at the local mall.
But the most important thing was to make new friends.
I made my way through social networking sites and went to parties.
I went to a lot of events and met lots of people.
It really opened up a lot more opportunities.
When I moved overseas in 2006, I began building relationships in New Jersey, and I began working on a web-based video game.
In 2007, I decided to stay in New England for a few days and explore New York as a fulltime resident.
In New Jersey I found a friend who was also an expats, and we got together and started playing games together.
I learned a lot about how to build a business and build relationships.
The next year, I bought a house in Connecticut.
In the end, I lived there for nine years.
I went to Australia for six months and then moved to the United States for two months.
I lived in New Hampshire for five years.
In Connecticut, I built a business, and in New Mexico, I got involved in building relationships.
In California, I became a real estate broker.
I worked for several years as a realtor, and then I decided that I was ready to go overseas again.
I bought my first house in Australia, and it was in New South Wales.
In Australia, I grew a real-estate business, which became my brand.
I decided, I’m ready to start building a brand in Canada as well.
I decided to buy a house, and as soon as I did, I thought that I could get married and have a family, and everything would be OK.
I spent two years building that brand, and by the end of that time, I really had it all figured out.
I moved into a condo in New Orleans and started my family.
My wife and I are expecting our first child.
I am very happy in Canada, and when I came back, I wanted to be a full fledged expat in Canada because I didn’t want to move back.
I lived in a condo and did real estate, and the biggest challenge was getting people to know me as an expati.
There were a lot people who had been there for 20 years.
You were the first person they would see, and you were the only person they could say hi to.
That got a lot easier when you moved into an apartment and a kitchenette.
I really started to enjoy my time in Canada when I bought an apartment in Toronto and started doing real estate work.
In my first year of being a realtors in Toronto, I actually found out I was the only guy working there.
There was only one other guy who had a real job, and he had a great girlfriend.
When that happened, I met the woman that would be my wife for the next 10 years.
When we had our first baby, she and I were both really happy.
I had a lot going on in Newburyport.