Expat to Author: Dorit Sasson explains what made her leave the USA
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When I was in junior high and high school I dreamed of moving to Colorado. I was a huge John Denver fan and listening to that music and learning about him I was drawn to Colorado for its beauty. I also loved the idea of escaping from my mother who abused me emotionally and psychologically.
I use to imagine how fabulous it would be to start over in a place where – to play on that line from the TV show Cheers’ theme song — nobody knows your name.
So when I met today’s guest who didn’t just escape the way I dreamed of but she went to another country, I knew I had to learn more about her and have her on the show.
Dorit Sasson is an award-winning author, book coach, and motivational speaker whose mission is to inspire and guide entrepreneurs, speakers, leaders, and aspiring authors who have a message and a purpose to share, to find their courage, tell their brand story in writing, and make a positive impact on the world. She is currently working on her second memoir, Sand and Steel: the Spiritual Journey Home.
Listen in as Dorit shares…
- What led her to leave the United States
- What drove her to join the military force of another country
- The biggest test of her courage while she was in the service
- The reverse culture shock she experienced when she returned to the United States
- The similarities between being a resident in a foreign country trying to fit in and being a creative entrepreneur
- How she learned to handle rejection as a writer
- Tips for deciding if writing a memoir is right for you and some ideas on how to get started with elements of your story
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Dorit’s upcoming book: Sand and Steel: The spiritual journey home
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