Moving abroad has been an absolute whirlwind of an experience. There have been highs and lows, and many tears shed throughout this process. I’d be lying to say that it doesn’t have its negatives, but it also comes with a multitude of positives – that have far exceeded my expectations.
Moving abroad at 6 months pregnant had me all kinds of stressed, and honestly a little crazy (although if you ask James he’d probably say a lot crazy haha). And whilst I was initially worried about the logistics of moving, my thoughts shifted towards giving birth abroad shortly after the move.
James has always been a 9-5 kinda guy, or at least something to that effect, and it’s always worked for us. We could eat dinner together, do the bedtime routine, and then hang out once the girls were in bed. But with our move to America has come a new work routine.
When you move abroad it shouldn’t come as a shock that things will be different to home. However I spent so many months researching and looking into things that I thought I’d pretty much worked out what would be different. So I was surprised there were a few things that caught me off guard.
We were incredibly fortunate that James’ company offered to fly us to Maryland ahead of our move in order to scout out the area, and find somewhere to live. Although it was somewhat hectic as we flew out a month before our move date, amidst the chaos of packing and selling our home, but I’m…
A lot of people become expats by chance, but not us. No, we sought out the opportunity to move abroad. Are we crazy? Maybe, but all the best people are! In this post I’m going to talk a little about how to move to America from England.
Wow, five months in America I can’t believe it! Come read about how we’re finding life, some of the differences between America and England, and the highs and lows of expat life.