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Hello – I’m Helen Colegate.

I’m a British expat living in Gurgaon, India. My husband, Dean, and I got married in April 2010. Shortly afterwards we moved to India for his work. This is a journal of my new life as a married woman living overseas.

Although not in my game plan, I remember agreeing that India was a not-to-be-missed opportunity. This was more because we thought we would regret it if we didn’t do it than because of any clearly defined advantage. However it seemed to work in terms of our careers, particularly Dean’s, but also mine: I thought I would be able to work in India and perhaps create business opportunities for myself.

Everything about the reality of expat life in India has surprised me, from the joy of expat society to the frustration of dealing with every-day Indian life. Although rewarding, expat life in India has been and continues to be very, very challenging. I hope that this blog will be the story of how I met and overcame those challenges and ultimately how I fulfilled the potential of my unique experience.

The blog is written particularly but not exclusively for women who are in a similar position to me – good luck and happy reading!

October 2011

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