HOW WE STARTED
Leesa originally started blogging while living abroad to keep in touch with her beloved grandmother, who lived in the United States. It was a way for Leesa to remain close, despite the distance between their continents and of course for Leesa to keep abreast of “Tata’s” health and wellbeing. Sadly, on January 11, 2017, Leesa lost her grandmother, and as a way to deal with her grief, Leesa decided to channel her energy into pursuing her dream of spearheading a website to help those who lived abroad to share their journey. Leesa launched the website with the specific goal of providing her colleagues and friends an easy way to talk about their dreams and lives while living in countries all over the world. Hoping to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone and spend time abroad, Dreams Abroad was born that same January 2017.
Dreams Abroad started because Leesa wanted to establish a platform for incredibly talented people to talk about the joys and challenges of every-day-life in a foreign country. Living and working abroad is an experience that changes anyone who embraces a culture other than their own. The experience is worth sharing and our Team has done an amazing job of sharing their lives so readers can learn from their experiences and use this knowledge to live their own dreams abroad.
Our site is dedicated to Leesa’s beloved grandmother, AKA Tata, and all of the readers and bloggers who have lost someone they love—this site is a reminder to all that life is a journey filled with failure and success. Both of those things make us who we are. We empower expats to achieve their dreams abroad!