Hi! This is Josephine, short Jos, I am a German living in Marrakech, Morocco with my Moroccan husband. I will use this blog to talk about all those topics that interest and affect me. No matter if it’s my intercultural marriage, my journey with Hashimoto’s or how it is to live abroad. So, no matter if you live abroad or plan to, if you are married or in  a relationship with someone from a different culture, if you have an autoimmune disease or know somebody with one or if you just want to tag along, you are very welcome to be here and join me. Come along with me on this journey as I learn, grow and be all opinionated, because let’s be honest that’s what a blog is all about. I hope we can laugh together, that you might find comfort in my words and honesty and support in reading about a situation you might experience right now yourself. Feel free to be as opinionated and honest as I am and join the discussion. 

The tea

About me

Salaam! As you probably already know, I am Josephine, the Jos in my blog name. Born 1996 in Berlin, Germany, I spent 21 years of my life there before I joined my husband in Marrakech, Morocco in 2017. Which explains the Atay in the name: Atay is the Darija (Moroccan Arabic) word for the traditional Moroccan mint tea, which btw needs to be tasted, because it sure as hell doesn’t even comapre to what they sell in tea bags as “Moroccan tea”.

At the age of 13 I got diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyreoditis. Since then, I have been continuously learning new things about it, my body and how to deal with it. Those different influences in my life and experiences I’ve gone through already made me want to write about it.
I love seeing close communities through blogs, where you can see the support and understanding for each other but also see how people can find comfort in written words. Every Journey is unique, every voice meaningful and every bit of love important. So, I wanted to create this blog not only hoping that at least someone will find themself in my words but also to maybe give a different perspective of things and even learn something new. So, grab your tea and tag along!