I moved abroad 6 months ago now, but it honestly could be 6 years or 6 days. Time has moved so fast, but it's been really crazy and stressful and we've packed so much in, I have trouble remembering the time I've been here. That could be a good or bad thing. Backpack // Sweater // Jeans Since there a lot of people that don't know my story, I'm going to refresh your memory: I was born on … [Read more...] about What it’s Like to be an Expat
helene's big move
Over the past couple months my life has flipped turned upside down. And now from reading just two lines of this blog post, I have referred to two different rap songs. What a great introduction. But seriously, life has changed A LOT and there are some new followers around here. I've had quite the influx from Instagram (@heleneinbetween), so if you're visiting from there, HEY! I always like … [Read more...] about Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself…
At 3:55 p.m. Central time, Michael and I, the two dogs, and 200 pounds of our stuff flew from Dallas, Texas to Frankfurt, Germany. Neither of us slept during the flight. With dogs at our feet, we sipped tea and watched movies, patiently waiting for the plane to land. As we flew, I worried. This is the craziest thing I've ever done. How insane are we? Michael has no job, we packed up our … [Read more...] about Moving Across the World
Despite telling myself I wouldn't post today, I couldn't help it. I had to commemorate today in some way. I sit, writing this in the wee hours of the morning. The sun hasn't come up yet, but here I sit, typing. Today I am moving to Germany. I have two suitcases full of mostly clothes and, let's face it, lipstick. Exactly, zero heels, because, no. (P.S. will be doing a full post on how I packed … [Read more...] about The Biggest Leap
This week I move to Germany. A country I've never stepped foot in. I don't speak the language (although, I am learning). I don't know where we're going to live. Heck, I don't even know where to find wifi. But I do know it's going to be an adventure. Shirt here. Today I am finally packing my suitcases and getting rid of extra items, since my bags were over the limit last time I weighed them. … [Read more...] about The Adventure Begins
Where would you go if you could live anywhere in the world? Anywhere? That's the question Michael and I have pondered for the last few years. Where? At first, I dreamed of sandy beaches and lukewarm temperatures. Michael thought of cascading mountain streams and outdoor sports galore. We decided to make a list of everything we wanted/needed/would love in a place where we live. If this is … [Read more...] about We’re Moving To….