For those of you who have been following along on the Facebook blog page you have seen the “hints” I’ve given about the big secret I’ve been keeping from you all!
I was waiting until I was able to tell my work which I have as of yesterday so I am free to announce it to the world!
But just to clear up the rumors…
No…we are not having a baby…..
Nope….not getting a second dog either…
Moving to France??….God no.
Win the peanut butter lottery? Not exactly but close!
It’s even better than that….WAYYYY better!!!
Wanna know now?
Am I annoying you yet?
Can’t keep your pants on you’re so excited?!!?
Ok…well…here it goes!!!
Toblerone and I are MOVING!!!!! Where, you ask?…..BACK TO THE USA!!! 🙂 He got a great job transfer opportunity and we are taking the 3 year contract to travel to Michigan! We are just so excited about this next step in our lives. We have so many new memories to make! This “East Coast” girl is about to be a “Mid-West” girl! 🙂
I was saying all along that this year is without a doubt our year. Everything is coming together perfectly. We are really really blessed! We have our massive week long celebration of our wedding in Cape Cod, MA in August and then we fly back to Germany quickly to oversee the packing of our house and ship out our container. We will fly back to the states, to Michigan sometime towards the end of September.
Tell me we are crazy! I just know we are but we both feel like this is the next chapter to our story. Our super incredible amazing story.
As for the blog, I will try my best to keep it up because being an expat is just as important as re-expatriating. I’m not sure I fit in anymore to be totally honest. I’m changed now. I speak two languages, I understand a second culture completely and half of my heart will truly be left here in Germany. It’s a hard transition no matter what we do. The hardest part of falling in love with someone from a different country is knowing that somewhere down the line someone will have to make a sacrifice as far as where you will live goes.
I’ve been here a little over 3 years now and I feel so incredibly grateful that I got to have this opportunity. It is possible that maybe one day we find ourselves back in Germany but we kind of like to fly by the seat of our pants. And so the story goes…
So there you have it. I no longer have to keep this secret in because it was truthfully eating away at me! I’m not good at keeping my own secrets!
Thoughts? Comments? Know of any “Must-See/Do” things in Michigan??? We are looking forward to hearing what you think!
Until next time, Readers!!!!!xoxoxoxoxo
12 thoughts on “The Big Secret Reveal!!!”
I am soooo happy and excited for you both!! Will your hubby be doing a different job? Thats awesome you get to come home to the states. I cant believe I have been reading your blog about living in Germany for THREE Years!! Your life absolutely facinates me and you are so lucky!!!
Thank you! We are pretty excited!!! He changed jobs back in March to a new company but will be doing the same job in the US for the same company 🙂 Thank you for following along on my journey!!! xoxoxo
First, congratulations on the next chapter! It’s great that its all falling into place so smoothly with your wedding plans and everything. I will be interested to read your repatriating stories.
I’m curious what level German you made it to and if you made any posts on learning the language or can give me any pointers. I’ve taken a few intensive courses and the next one would be A2-2. My German and I are bad about speaking to eachother in German. What helped you the most and how long before you reached a good level of conversation? I want it to happen fast but have realized if I take the intensive courses one after another I get completely stressed and frustrated. I need a break in between for sure.
Thank you, Lindsey! We are excited to see what comes in the future!
As far as language goes…your best tool is being out in the real world and forcing yourself to use it. Whether you know a few words or not, ask people around you (fiance, in-laws, friends) help you form a correct sentence. Make a mental note but don’t stress yourself out. Start ordering for yourself in restaurants, go to the store by yourself.
I took a 9 month intensive language course (all day, 5 days a week) and it didn’t work out because most of the people in my class were from countries where they didn’t even learn to read or write so that failed. But eventually I started to just use it whenever I could. Whatever I learned in the class I tried to use and my in-laws correct me, even still today, but its better than what it was!
Be brave and go forth!! Good luck!
Wow!! Congratulations! And I love what you said about being in love with someone from another country. One always makes a sacrifice, it’s true. For us, it’s me, but it’s worth it. Good luck and looking forward to hearing all about it!
Thanks!! We are pretty excited! It’s true…someone will always have to let go of their home. For us, we aren’t sure what will happen. We might end up back here in three years but we won’t know where we are meant to be unless we try this in the US again. 🙂
Glad you can finally tell the world! We can’t wait for all your events! Definitely coming out to Frankenmuth, (sp), Michigan to celebrate your new digs! Hope THAT town will help you keep ‘your German Roots’! Woohoo!
Phew! Me too! That was a hard secret to keep! Happy secrets are not easy to keep in! Yeah we will all have to go to Frankenmuth together and get our fill of German food and good German beer! 🙂 (schnapps too!) xoxo
Congrats! I’ve been in MI for 8 yrs and my blog has a lot of MI-related stuff. What part?
Here’s my rundown: to live – Ann Arbor. For foodies- A2 and Traverse City. For weeklong stays – TC or Petoskey/Harbor Springs. For weekend – Saugatuck. For quick trips – Chicago and Toronto/Niagara. Avoid – Mackinac Island.
Hit me up if u want any more info!!
Oh thats great!!! We will be near Lansing but we love to travel around so these are fantastic ideas! Thank you so much!
Good luck with the adventure! I figured out as soon as we landed that Germany changed me dramatically, but for the better. It is crazy to come back and notice all of the differences. It is nice to go to Lowe’s everyday of the week, but I miss the quiet German Sundays. Viel spass!
I think I will miss how majestic Germany looks, the 40 holidays a year, the really good wine, and of course our house but time to relearn how to be an American!!