Ep. 62 Transitioning To Paris | Ft. Pola Henderson
Today on episode 62 we will be speaking to Pola Henderson from Jettingaround.com
Have you ever thought about moving to a new state? Or a new country? There is usually something about this particular place that calls your name. It may start from a scene in a movie that has you dreaming about visiting. It later expands to a trip where you sip the cool-aid and explore all wide-eyed and bushy tail. You return home and you can’t stop thinking about it… you know that you need to be there.
That was Paris for Pola. She had an established life back in Chicago but something about it was off. She felt that she was “a better version of herself when there.” It brought something out of her she just couldn’t tap into anymore at home.
It’s never easy to transition from one life to another, but the leap is always worth taking. Where would you go ? What place is calling your name?
Pola Henderson is a travel writer, city explorer, and two-time expat. She's been featured as a writer or travel expert on CNN, MasterCard, Expedia, NPR, WBEZ Chicago, and more. Traveling has been a part of her life since she was three. Pola grew up in Krakow, lived in Chicago for many years and is currently based in Paris, where she works in communications and hosts monthly travel meetups.
TOPICS DISCUSSED ON THIS PODCAST:
A “calling” to live somewhere new- Pola shares her reasoning to leave it all from her home, family friends, and pet for a city that called her name, Paris.
Starting all over. Pola opens up about the how she prepared to start all over, to finding a new home, creating a career, and becoming a local.
Getting involved. Pola is a diehard futbol fan and refused to let the stereotypes of women loving soccer stop her. She shares her journey about getting involved in a heavily masculine favorited sport in European culture and how she has made herself “one with the boys.”
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