My name is NikkiFaye, and I’m the power behind Become An Expat.
I’m an American who has lived in many countries around the world, and I can attest to the fact that this journey is the best journey you will ever make.
I currently live in Colombia, and I have a lot of experience working remotely and finding ways to make an income to sustain my lifestyle and still be able to travel.
I studied Business & Law in the U.S. earning my JD/MBA. I went on to work in the corporate world, where I ended up staying for 11 years working for some of the top entertainment companies in the world including Disney, NBC & Dreamworks. Working in the areas of law, television development, licensing, marketing and brand management. I learned a lot, but I was desperate for something else. I wanted to follow my passion. My love for travel began to consume me so I used every possible holiday and vacation day to explore the world until one day I decided to spend three months out of the country. This experience changed my life, and I knew that I could never turn back. I could never go on another vacation where I saw the main tourist sites and took some great photos. I needed to spend some time exploring the country and its culture. I needed to feel what life was like living and working in these various countries. I could no longer see travel the same so I decided to make travel my lifestyle and why not? Others were doing it and thriving. Why not me? And if not now, when?
A new opportunity
Walking away from the corporate world wasn’t easy. The idea of knowing that your paycheck would arrive every two weeks and having some sort of stability regarding your career future brings great comfort, but knowing that you are about embark on a journey to follow your life long dream brings great happiness. There’s something about making a decision that starts to draw everything that you need across your path. Once I decided that this would be my lifelong journey as opposed to my retirement plan, job opportunities started to come my way, people started to reach out about featuring me and my travel journey in magazines and on TV, and people who had already started the expat journey were gravitating towards me so I could learn from their experiences.
Exciting new beginning
As I started to prepare for my journey, I decided that I needed to document this so it could be helpful to expats who were coming behind me. I wanted to make all the answers to the questions that I had available to everyone. I started to video library of myself discussing the various milestones that I was meeting along my journey.
Become An Expat
This vision was birthed based on my need for information as I was starting to plan my journey. I have always been a connector of people and have always been excited by helping others to meet their goals. I focused on working with people who aspired to move to Colombia, but I decided that most of the information I provided was universal. It applied to anyone who wanted to live abroad, away from their home countries and…
- who had had to give up their careers and were interested in remote jobs as a way to travel and still generate income
- who wanted to just volunteer all over the world and still be able to finance their lives
- who wanted to have a business that fit in with their new expat lifestyle
- who wanted to invest in property abroad
And this is the work that I am passionate about.
I love to see when people commit to living the life of their dreams, connections people are making with each other, helping each other out and sharing their experiences, wins and challenges. This isn’t just a move, it’s a life change. I want to help you to adjust to this new world that you have set out to experience.
For the love of travel…
We have made sacrifices our entire lives for education, for love, for a job. Now it’s time for you to make the sacrifice to do what truly makes you happy. If there seems to be something missing in your life, something that makes you really feel that you are following your heart. Stop saying you’ll do it one day, and may one day right now.
This journey will provide personal development, you will learn more about yourself, have the ability going inwards and live the life that makes you happy, and find out what makes you tick deep down in your essence.
In the past 6 months I’ve been investing in my own happiness. I now feel excited, rejuvenated, happy, and optimistic about what the future holds. Join me and get the sparkle back in your life.
I’m using my sparkle to help you, and I’m loving it.
If you’d like to know more, come and join my expat tribe.
We welcome you with open arms!