flux /fluks/ n. –the sweet spot between utter boredom and total overwhelm

Hi! I’m Tatiana Hanebutte. In September 2011, I quit my social media job, packed up my life and toddler, and moved from Alabama to Germany. Most people who know me weren’t that surprised at my choice: I’ve always been a bit weird, a bit of a square peg. So pulling up roots and moving to a foreign country was kind of a logical progression.

While TatianaInFlux chronicles my adventures in Europe with my husband, The Man, and our son, The Babycakes, I hope that it does more than that. Yes, it’s for friends and family who want to keep up with our lives, but it’s also for women who believe life begins just outside their comfort zone. They do crazy stuff, like moving to another country to be with the person they love. They intentionally seek opportunities to learn new things, meet new people and see new places. They make bucket lists to keep themselves from operating on autopilot.

So join me as I try to decipher German culture, travel around Europe and navigate the never-ending reinvention process that is life as an expat! I hope my story is entertaining, but more than that, I hope that it inspires you to make bold choices, and to live outside the boundaries of other people’s imaginations. Let’s go!



  1. Just came across your blog via Black Atlas. While we live in different, albeit neighbouring, countries we have something in common: giving up a full-time job to live abroad. (That and the fact that my name is the short form of yours!)

    • Hi!!! I have actually been following you on twitter for awhile now, because our blog names translate to the same thing, word for word. :) It’s very cool to connect with someone on a parallel journey; guess I’ll have to stop lurking and say hi on your blog!

  2. Just came across your website and I’m enjoying the read! The interesting, exciting marching to their own drum beat women with rockin’ curls the better!

    • And I am LOVING your photo! And all of the gorgeous photos on your blog, which I’ve just added to my feed reader. I’m so looking forward to reading more.

  3. Just came across your website via IG!
    Love, love, LOVE it so far!

    Trying to figure out how to make living abroad a reality within the next year!

    • Thank you so much! You’ll be able to make it happen. Check out TravelNoire.com; I think they have some information on jobs that will allow you to live and work abroad. Good luck, and come back here and tell me where you land!

  4. Hi Tatiana. Love, love your blog. I am also living in Germany near Hamburg. I got frustrated with trying to find an ideal product for my natural hair so I made my own. I would to send you a sample and hear your feedback about it . It will be great if you could get in touch.

    • Hi Tamara! I’d love to hear more about your product. Shoot me an email so we can discuss: tatianainflux [at] gmail.com.

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