Unfiltered Mommy

An honest view of parenting in today's world

Adjusting to Germany

on June 22, 2015

Well, we have been here for about 4 months now. It has been much been an emotional roller coaster and a jammed packed adventure all rolled into one. We moved into our house in early April, approximately 6 weeks ago, and we are FINALLY getting settled. Finally, we save some sense of normalcy.

For the past three months we have been in transition. Living with rental furniture and sorting through the seemingly endless boxes of boxes containing the piece of our past lives. We have all been trying to find ourselves in our new roles in a new culture. For me it has been very emotional. I miss my family and friends back home, but I am also a stranger in a foreign land. Luckily for me, this is not my first experience with culture shock so I was aware of where I was headed. But although this is my third experience living abroad, it is my longest, and this time it involves helping two young children adjust.

For Hubby it is stressful in other ways. Germany is his home; moving here and raising our family is his dream. We are both thrilled that we are teaching our children German and that they are experiencing both of their cultures. But entering a workforce, in a country where you have never lived as an adult has it’s own challenges.

So now that I have built half of the IKEA catalogue and gotten a handle of our new digs; I am ready to write again. It has been a long time since I got any quiet time to think. I am hopeful that now that things have settled down, I can find more time to share more of what has been going here.

Stay tuned.


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