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How to Move to Europe with Sophie Epton

by D'Arcy Benincosa

In this episode of the Play It Brave Podcast, D’Arcy Benincosa and her guest Sophie Epton discuss the topic of living the dream and building a business abroad. They share their personal experiences of moving to different countries and the challenges and rewards that come with it. They emphasize the importance of following your heart and taking risks, as well as the need to plan and prepare for the move. They also talk about the benefits of living in Europe, such as the slower pace of life, access to nature, and cultural experiences. The conversation touches on topics like visas, building a community, and overcoming fear. Overall, the episode provides valuable insights and inspiration for anyone considering a move abroad. Hit play!

Meet Sophie:

Sophie Epton is an international wedding and travel photographer, shooting all over the world for the past 12 years. Alongside photography, Sophie also coaches female entrepreneurs, helping women break through barriers and make their goals a reality. Together with her husband, Jordan, and 18 month-old twins, London and Luca, she recently moved to Provence to embark on a lifelong dream of living in France. Sophie & Jordan are launching their new podcast “Away We Go, We Go” to discuss expat life in France, business and designing your own dream life. In her free time, you will find Sophie booking a ticket to her next travel destination, spending weekends at the antique brocantes or searching for the best truffle pasta in Provence. “Life is so short and we don’t get time back, so it’s important that we don’t waste one day living our lives for other people or their opinions, but instead live an existence that is true to ourselves and what brings us immense joy.”

Making the decision to move to Europe can be a life-changing experience. Here are key points to consider if you are planning to embark on this exciting journey:

1. Follow Your Heart & Take Risks:

Taking the leap to move to Europe requires courage and determination. Follow your heart and be willing to take risks to live the life you’re dreaming of. Transitioning to a new country can be challenging, but the rewards of stepping out of your comfort zone are invaluable.

2. Plan & Prepare for the Move Abroad:

Proper planning and preparation are crucial when relocating to a new country. Researching visas, understanding the legal requirements, and arranging logistics are essential steps to ensure a smooth transition. By being well-prepared, you can minimize stress and focus on settling into your new European home.

3. Build Your Community:

When moving to a new country, building a supportive community is vital for a successful transition. This includes connecting with professionals in the wedding industry, as well as forming relationships with locals and expats. Having a strong community can help you navigate challenges, find opportunities, and create a sense of belonging in your new European environment.

4. Experience a Different Lifestyle:

Living in Europe offers a unique lifestyle characterized by a slower pace, access to nature, and rich cultural experiences. Embrace the opportunity to savor the beauty of your surroundings, immerse yourself in local traditions, and enjoy a more relaxed way of living. This shift in lifestyle can lead to personal growth and a deeper appreciation for the world around you.

5. Achieve Financial Stability:

To thrive as an entrepreneur in Europe, consider diversifying your business and generating multiple streams of income. This strategy can provide financial stability, flexibility, and freedom in pursuing your passions. By expanding your revenue sources, you can weather economic fluctuations and create a sustainable business model that supports your dream lifestyle.

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