As excited as I am to announce that I am moving to Germany (permanently this time), I am also a little torn. It is such a difficult decision to move, to leave everyone and everything behind. Especially now, when the world is in such a state of unknown.
As much as I would love to tell all my friends and family in person, I can’t. And seeing everyone before I go is just not going to be possible. So instead of a grand send-off, I feel as though I am sneaking away. But, as much as I want to, I know that I cannot pause my life and I cannot let this opportunity pass me by.
So in June, I am heading back to Germany, to take on a new job. A lot went into the decision and there were plenty of things to take into consideration, such as language barriers and moving a dog overseas. In the end, I know in my gut that this is the right decision.
I have thought about this blog and I have decided that I am going to continue to capture my adventures here. I also hope to talk about becoming an expat and hopefully answer questions that people may have about the process. During this time, I have been searching high and low for information on the internet about how to prepare for this type of move and it’s been kind of difficult! Some people refer to going abroad for three months as moving, but this does not answer questions like, “what is worth keeping when moving overseas?” or “how do I buy a car when I don’t speak the language?”. While these kinds of questions may not be completely useful for everyone, I am sure it will, at the very least, be an interesting story.
At the end of the day, I could not be more thankful to have some time with my family before I go and that everyone I know is staying safe during these trying times. And to top it all off, I am really getting used to these video calls…which will be helpful once I move!
I hope you all are staying happy and healthy!