Buying a house is a daunting thing. Not only is it difficult and anxiety-inducing, it is also very expensive. So imagine doing all of that in an unknown country! I went through the process a while back and am happy to share my experience and give a few tips.
At the beginning of the year, I made the decision to try to find a different hobby. My main hobby is playing video games, however, my husband is not a gamer. When I play video games I tend to ignore him and immerse myself in my little world. As much as he says that he doesn’t mind and that he enjoys seeing my happy, I really want to find something we can share. The blogging bug bit me again (after 19 years!) so what came to mind was to introduce him to my old hobby of photography and blogging.
When I made the decision to start this blog, I decided to whip out my circa 2003 external hard drives. I had to be in the right frame of mind and ready because the memories encompass all of my years at university and other aspects of my life. Sometimes it is hard to look back as it’s poignant. Not sad in a negative sense, but the feeling of longing. University was the best time of my life and I miss it. Rather than the school, I miss the people. Living in England and far away from my family and old friends is very hard. However, a comforting thought is that, regardless if I lived in the US, a lot of my friends would not live near me as we all moved to different states when we graduated. So it is okay that I am far. They are always just a plane ride away.