So what's this all about?

In one word. Freedom.

And in more than one word (because let’s face it, words are cool), this website is my chance to help you create an epically amazing life.

Because frankly, who wants to live a mediocre existence?

Not me. And certainly not you.

How do I know?

Because we’re more alike than you think.

And just to prove it to you, I’m going to share a little bit about me (and since this is my about page, I’m guessing that’s why you’re here).

I’m Sam (but you probably knew that already).

I’m a coach, writer, dreamer, traveller and life-long learner. I’m a journal-keeping, beach-loving, French-speaking Aussie girl with an excitable soul, best fuelled by chocolate (if you don’t like chocolate, we can’t be friends).

As a coach I work with expats and people returning home after living abroad to help them get out of the in-between and create their ideal life.


Why do I do this work?

Because I know what it’s like to feel as though you’re in limbo. It’s like you’re hovering between two worlds and you don’t really feel as though you belong in either one of them.

And that’s no way to live!

I want to show you another way.

But before I do, here’s an abridged version of how I got here.

I grew up loving TV, movies and magazines and never really loving myself. The connection between the two seems so clear to me now, but it took me years to see the link. I wanted so badly to be part of the glamourous world of entertainment and to create shows and films that would touch people’s lives, the way they had touched my own.   So I studied film and tv production at university, and along the way took a detour via Canada for a university exchange that would change my life. It opened my eyes to the joys of living abroad and I knew I wanted more!


So after graduating, I upped the ante and moved to Paris – what 22-year old girl wouldn’t want to live there?
 After a few months spent hyperventilating that my high school French wasn’t going to cut it, things started to pick up and I relaxed into the rhythm of my new French life. After landing a great job at an international news channel, the time seemed to fly and it wasn’t long before 4 years had passed and the sun, sand and laidback lifestyle of Australia began calling me home.


Returning home was hard and I struggled to find my place for years. I didn’t feel as though I belonged anymore and I spent my days dreaming of my next overseas adventure.
 I was searching for home, but I didn’t really know what home meant, it seemed so elusive to me.

After years of fighting my reality, changing careers, studying different courses, returning to university and searching for happiness, I found myself in a downward spiral, feeling completely disconnected and uninspired by life…

This unraveling saved me.

It forced me to look at my life and start the inner work that I needed to do to strip back the stories that had been keeping me trapped.


I began to get clear on what I wanted and see the emptiness that I had been feeling as a blank page and an opportunity to re-write my story and create a dream life for myself.beach-crop-1024

And that’s what I’m doing everyday.

I want to show you that it’s possible. I want you to believe that anything is possible.

I’m here to help you feel settled without settling for anything less than incredible! 

So if you can relate to any of my story and you’re ready to create a life full of freedom, fun, meaning and adventure then here’s a few things you can do:

1. Check out my most popular articles on the blessing and curse of living abroadmaking good decisions when you’re feeling indecisive and living in the in-between.

2. Sign up below to join my community and get your free audio exercise to help you create your ideal life

3. Email me at samantha@samanthalthomas.com if you're interested in coaching and I'll set up a powerful free coaching call for you so you can find out exactly what it's like to work with me. No strings attached (I know you don’t like strings and commitments tying you down).

 

 
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