We are SO excited to announce that we are in the process of moving to Deutschland! In this video, my husband, Kevin, and I share our story of how we are moving our family of six, with four kids ages 4-11, to become expats in Germany in 2021. We share why we’d want to uproot our lives in the first place, and how living abroad is in our blood, both individually and as a couple. (Check out the comments for the time stamps).
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We share how Kevin went about getting a job there (in the Munich area) and how we’ve been decluttering and selling off 90% of our possessions to make the move, and how we are currently learning German. I hope you all enjoy hearing our story and if you’ve been wanting to move abroad or go on an adventure, I hope this inspires you to go after it. We are not promised tomorrow – make the most of your life now and don’t wait to live the life you want now.
Side note – this content is totally different than the natural DIY recipes I’ve been sharing with you on YouTube thus far, but it’s such a big deal that it is going to change my content later on. So I thought I’d bring you along on the journey anyway!
0:00 – Intro and the videos we will be showing you as we move abroad!
1:21 – How our love for Germany started at Burg Eltz
2:05 – How I was attracted to Kevin because he had lived abroad in Sweden and France and spoke both of those languages
2:40 – Story of how we dated long distance
2:55 – Our first trip abroad was to Greece!
3:21 – We got married and moved to France 10 days later!
3:46 – We did our honeymoon on the cheap in Paris, Scotland, Italy and Sweden!
4:21 – Story of our two years living in France
6:01 – Story of how we moved back to the USA to “settle down” and have kids
7:08 – How life in Europe is different than life in the USA and how living abroad grows you and changes you for the better
9:51 – Our frequent travels to Germany while we lived in France
10:17 – How Kevin decided to start applying to tech jobs in Munch in January 2020 and what that process was like
13:33 – Our next steps – waiting for our visas to come, how we will find a house there
14:16 – How we are learning German to prepare ourselves
14:51 – The emotional side of applying to jobs there and how it was difficult
16:07 – Why we’ve chosen to live in Bavaria, south of Munich
16:40 – Videos I’ll show you in the future – decluttering and selling off 90% of our possessions
18:44 – How even though this has been such a hard process, we keep the long term goals in mind
19:50 – Closing