Eagerly Packing up Paints, Brushes, and one Tail-less Cat, Moving to Amazing Albania

Karen Espig - karenespig.art
Expat Notebooks
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6 min readAug 26, 2021

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Six months and counting…

The incomparable Vincent! Photo composition by Karen Espig

Eight months ago, I resolved to quit my day job and relocate to Europe. I have known for my entire adult life that travel was something I wished to do. I had planned to pursue it when I retired (at 60), but working from home gave me the time and the solitude I needed to re-evaluate my priorities…

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Karen Espig - karenespig.art
Expat Notebooks

I am a contemporary figure painter. I am also a Canadian Expat currently in Albania. I write about expat life, relationships, and online dating.