Be careful what you wish for, they say, or you just might get it.
In the fall of 2017, an American named Amber McCue sure did. This entrepreneur, wife and mother decided she needed some lessons in surrender and patience, and the universe graciously obliged by presenting her with the chance to turn life’s challenges into opportunities.
Over the next nine months, McCue and her family moved eight times. “I was saying ‘Uncle!'” she recalls. And after moving an additional seven times, the family finally landed in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.
This nomadic lifestyle was no accident. In fact, it mostly happened by design. Although McCue is from a small town in the state of Illinois with a population of just 500, her stepfather, who worked in the oil and gas industry, moved their family to Saudi Arabia when she was in grade school. From then on, international living was in her blood.