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….
It's time to finally tell you my big, huge secret. I've kept this quiet for a solid 18 months now. And in case you're wondering, I'm definitely not pregnant, although, I don't think anyone is surprised. The reason for the secrecy wasn't because I didn't want to tell. I just couldn't. So, after holding it in for far too long, today's finally the day: I'm moving ABROAD!!! It's … [Read more...] about The Big Reveal