About Birgit

My name is Birgit and my life is a little unconventional. I support a successful independent glass business in San Francisco and I am happiest when I can share what I know!

As this is my personal account I choose to be very open about myself and my emotional world. I hope it makes you fell less alone in yours.

Updated Blog Direction (updated Fall 2021):

• hustle income and personal development
• Language Teaching as side-hustle income.
• Fibroid Surgery preparation (12+ videos and checklists to help you.)
• House- and Pet-sitting as side-hustle income.
• Career Development for myself and my clients.
• Self Improvement.
• Personal Finance.
• eBook and Health planner.
• Photo Journal.

I am working on an ebook for women with a specific health issue.


my name is Birgit. I am half German and half English. 20 years ago I left Germany to live abroad. In 2006 I started my first blog and had a lot of fun with it but didn’t realise that it could be something more serious. 10 years ago I began splitting my time between 3 continents. How was all that possible?

This website is a place to tell the story of my unconventional life as it unfolds. I also want to share some of my sidehustle income experiences with you. I have stories to tell about long-distance relationships across continents, housesitting for ‘free’ accommodation and saving travel money. I also had the misfortune; or perhaps it was excellent fortune; of falling seriously ill in America. Spoiler: It turned out for the best. I will write about how I got lucky at a time that could have been even worse had it not been for the excellent healthcare system in San Francisco.

Come say hello to me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/oversevenseas/

Xing profile: www.xing.com/profile/Birgit_Deubner


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