Pack up what you can and sell the rest!

I have been back in the United States 2 years and 8 months….but who’s counting. During this time, I was separated from my husband for exactly one year while we went through the immigration process. My husband finally arrives and we must rush to get married because although the immigration process took a year, we have 90 DAYS to get married! So we did. And then what happened?? We got pregnant. On our wedding night. Nothing like living in fast forward. BUT WAIT….then what happened? Slooooooowwwww Mmmmoooootttiiiooon for the next year and 8 months. It feels like time stopped. But what were we thinking moving to the Midwest? I know I was thinking “it has four seasons, similar to Germany for him to acclimate easier, Forbes magazine rates Carmel as the #1 place to live” blah, blah, blah. I’m not sure who decided Carmel was the best place to live. Have these people been anywhere else or was that simply based on growth and economy? Anyway, I’m sure its obvious by now, we HATE it here. I could go on and on about why I loathe Indiana so much, but I don’t care to have it take up anymore space in my brain than it already does.


But one night, the light bulb came one….why stay? No one is forcing us to live here. Why don’t we leave? Would it be crazy to just pack up and leave? Maybe. But you couldn’t wipe the smiles from our faces if you tried. And there you have it. We decided to take the road less traveled and pack up the necessities and sell the rest.

45 days. 45 days until we head to Sin City for one week of fun with my family and tearful good-byes before we head on home…back to Deutschland!  

Some think we are crazy. Some are envious of our courage. Some will never understand. But that’s what makes this even more special. We are brave. We are taking a leap of faith. We are going after our dreams. We are excited!

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11 Responses to Pack up what you can and sell the rest!

  1. alliedow says:

    Good luck to you!!! Where are you moving? I hope we can keep in touch! By the way, I’m Ellie from Ellie Moves to Deutschland. I think you can find my email address somewhere in this posting.

    • My husband is from Longuich (near Trier) so we are trying to stay near family. We don’t have an apartment yet but it will be in that area. :-) I would love to keep in touch! I found your blog looking for expats in Germany hoping to connect. :-)

      • alliedow says:

        You’ve lived in Germany before? And if you read my blog about living in Germany and thought, this girl is a complaining weirdo, forgive me, I’ve only ben here a year and I have incredibly bad luck, but I have high hopes that it’ll get better. Anyway, keep in touch, you have my email address and although Trier is not close to Nürnberg, if you need anything let me know!

      • Yes. I lived there from 2008-2010. I just started this blog as I’m feeling very inspired these days and I also want something for my family to follow since we plan this to be a permanent move. Oh and don’t worry about your blog! I didn’t think that but even if I did, your blog is your creative channel. Adjusting takes time. I remember thinking when I left last time, geeze this just started to feel like home and now I’m leaving! You have my email as well so let’s keep in touch!

  2. Love this! Can’t wait to hear all about your new adventures in this special place!

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  4. Sara says:

    Lol, three states in the US I really don’t like- Indiana, Ohio and Oklahoma.

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  6. A certain amount of darkness is needed to see the stars… oh my gosh, how true is this!!

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