Simone Podgorny is a German citizen currently living in Chicago/US. Born and raised in a small town near Dresden/Germany, Simone spent several years abroad in Denmark, France, Indonesia, US and lived the past eight years in the ‘beautiful at heart’ city of Cologne. She has an Economics background and found her passion in the field of Human Resources. 

In December 2018, Simone decided to quit her job in order to follow her husband on an international assignment to Chicago. That was about the time when she created this blog to share the ups and downs of spouse life with her avid reader. She writes through the lens of an expat partner, who deliberately has not taken on any paid employment since, but spends her time exploring her new environment, enjoying life, pursuing some of her dreams and learning more about herself.

Simone’s intention is to inspire others to dare more, live more, love more, dream more, learn more, read more, write more and discover and enjoy life in all its facets.