"My wife owns her own business... she's a blogger." This is how Michael most often introduces me. Every time I hear it, I think "WOW!" and also "WHAT?!" It's weird and fascinating to most. And it's the same for me. I am really really proud to be a blogger. My Mom stayed with us for the past three weeks traveling to 4 different countries. We were in the car discussing our life goals. She said to … [Read more...] about How I Make Enough Money Blogging To Travel
You guys, Heidelberg on New Year's Eve is insane. Imagine a country, a beautiful, ornate country. Filled with castles, palaces, ancient churches, and also, rules. Germany is one thing: very orderly. Except for one night: New Year's Eve. You know the movie The Purge? Imagine that but for fireworks. People of all ages pour out of their homes, onto the streets, and blast fireworks into the … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve in Heidelberg
You guys, I live in Germany. Sometimes I say this out loud and I kind of freak out. Because... what?! It's still very surreal and cold to me. The weather has officially changed and I was not prepared. At all. But it's okay because we have a house, a yard, and two very happy dogs. And I take an extremely brief walk and I'm in the heart of the city. I thought it's high time that I share with you … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned About Germans Since Living In Germany
Last night I ordered canned pumpkin on Amazon.de. My favorite thing to do this time of year is to make large vats of soup and spend time with friends and family as the days grow colder. So far, this journey of moving abroad has been a complete rollercoaster. It's exciting and wonderful but also frustrating and lonely. I wake up and immediately want to text my friends or tell them something … [Read more...] about The Loneliness of Living Abroad
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
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….