Katy Grable - Growing up in Europe and returning to the U.S. at 16 years old.

Born in Hawaii and grew up in Europe, Katy lived in a military family before returning to the U.S.

About Katy

Katy Grable was raised in a military family, and after spending the first few years of her life in Hawaii she then moved across the planet to Germany. Katy spent most of my formative years moving around the Germany and returned to the US when she was 16 years old.

Her parents took every opportunity to travel with her when she was a child. They took weekend road trips around central Europe. She went to summer camps in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland, as well as theatre camps in London. Katy was lucky to have parents who realised what a great opportunity for travel being stationed abroad was.

My time in Europe really gave me this ‘thirst’ for Adventure.
— Katy Grable

When coming home...

  • Emotions Katy faced - Upset and was angry with her dad. Teenage angst. Very sad and felt like an outsider.
  • How Katy supported herself - Spend a few months being chained to her family and reading Harry Potter. Started to join clubs and groups so she could find her people.
  • How did her mindset change - So much going on in her mind. Saw it as a new opportunity a chance to meet new friends and new adventures and cultivated gratitude in a place that had so much to offer.
  • 3 Lessons learned from travel and reverse culture shock
  1. The importance of being adaptable and resiliant.
  2. Appreciated different cultures and make the most of your time travelling.
  3. Get out of your comfort zone.
  • Advise to herself for returning home - Don't worry, you are really going to love your life in Texas. You will be happy.
I dont think I really realised how important it was to be adatable until I made that giant move from Germany to the U.S.
— Katy Grable

Abby Lewtas

Hi I'm Abby, Adventurer, Life coach, Speaker and Blogger.

After a successful sporting career I now love sharing what I have learned from my adventures and traveling the world.

I believe in turning into your adventurous life through your intuition and the little nudges from the universe.

Lets share the adventure. xo