A message from Diana
In 2001, having never lived abroad, I took my first teaching job in Thailand, and in 2005, without knowing anyone in Liverpool, I moved there.
I didn’t think of myself as brave at the time, but now I realise how much I took on (but also how much it gave me in return). Through learning new customs, languages, cuisines, rationales and practices, I gained flexibility, resilience and problem solving skills.
As a person who felt like I didn’t fit in growing up (in the US), realising that things didn’t have to ‘look a certain way’ or be ‘done a certain way’ was a liberating and empowering gift, and one I’d like to pass on.
Dr Diana Powell – CEO and founder of Wirral Unplugged